The Maine Arts Commission announced its selection Tuesday as part of the State Capitol Copper Dome Reuse Project. The artists will use century-old copper sheathing, which was replaced in 2014. The pieces vary in size, but average 20-by-36 inches.
Dave Moult, of the UK, enjoys taking the old and making it new. Yet, he eschews modern design and instead opts for timeless 19th century ideas through his work. Moult invests many hours in his creations, including the rehabilitation of an old teardrop trailer.
Many of the details of the trailer’s interior have been crafted by hand. The original chandelier piece is born of a vintage tea pot and copper pipes. The illusion of a library is devised by using a clever wallpaper and much of the interior incorporates found wood, leather, and various metals. All of the leather present in the trailer is from an old couch which the designer purchased for the equivalent of $22.
Shelf and towel rail, made from reclaimed timber, copper and brass, is sure to be a celebrated conversation piece in your home.
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Matt decided to focus on retaining and working with as much of the existing interior architecture in the space that he could. Highlighting its industrial bones, Matt used steel, concrete, copper, brass, marble and reclaimed wood sparingly to give the restaurant warmth and add a more modern feel. But the restaurant gets its main design statements from a room-length Manga-style graphic created by the design team at SPECIAL and the bright and hilarious neon double rainbow sign.
Joint Perspectives a young design studio based in London formed by María Meller and Mirja Sick, recently completed a sideboard using discarded pieces of materials.
Using copper and oak, the irregularity of the pieces, which were laid side by side to create the design, has an intense visual impact. The pieces of copper and oak are in different stages of their lives – from old weathered oak is matched up with sheets of copper left outside for a month. Each piece of oak was cut individually, so they don’t line up, creating a sculptural effect and hiding the storage inside.
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