Published in conjunction with the metalworks – designing & making exhibition in the Konschthal Esch, this book uses the production of some twenty international creators to discuss methods of transforming metal in contemporary design.
Some forty objects have been classified into sixteen categories, illustrating how these creators have adopted and crafted metal. Some experiment with the material and its properties, others question the physical limits of existing techniques.
Accompanied by a historical text recounting the uses of metal in furniture since the 18th century, and the history of the metallurgical industry in Luxembourg, this publication brings together some sixty biographies, explanatory texts and a technical lexicon on methods of transformation and the selected objects.
Published by Sternberg.
Supported by Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.
Photos by Rémi Villaggi.
Available at Konschthal and online via sternberg-press.com.