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Cut & Paste by Kiki van Eijk

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How many items come to life without the aid of a computer these days? How many products are conceived, sketched out and produced by hand? Cut & Paste, a new collection of work by Studio Kiki van Eijk for Secondome, is a project that puts the emphasis on the very distinct personalities of the objects that reference a great many items and ideas. Commissioned by Claudia Pignatale, director of the Roman design gallery, the seven curiosities of Cut & Paste are an expression of everyday aesthetics, experimentation, tactility, materials and creativity.

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Cabinet Cart

A deep green box topped with a gold-plated ceramic jug sits upon a barrow-like base with brass wheels. Open the door to a soft light set under a glass plate where items can be displayed or stored.

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Crate Shade

Like a throne of illumination, a tall black ladder acts as a base for a golden ceramic light shade reflected in the mirrors of its surrounding crate. The rungs can be adorned with any items that need shelving.

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Clock

A plain, green ceramic circle of a clock face is set in a cage-like framework of twisted brass wire that sits on a glass plate upon a white ceramic stand. There is a traditional feel to this airy, sculptural timekeeper.

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Vertical Clock

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Vertical Clock (detail)

The importance of time is highlighted by the unusual experience of reading it in this clock with hands moving vertically under a cloche. Brass wire tops the glass, like the flame of a candle and the clock sits in a ceramic holder on a pedestal; again, a blend of old and new.

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Machine Box

A perambulator, a spinning wheel, a band saw – different images come to mind at the sight of this circular storage box that sits on an oak stand. One half of the box is of hand-stitched felt, the other is mirrored. The shape is intriguing and the purpose practical.

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Stack of Furniture

The elements of this piece are combined to support each other in a relationship where each piece is necessary. A steel box on brass legs holds ceramic drawers and is topped with a mirror. It supports a chair whose role almost bier-like, propping up a box that acts as a cupboard.

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Totem

A clocktower of varied storage, the Totem sports a gold ceramic clock face that perches upon three cupboards, one of which is open and set with a mirror.

+ kikiworld.nl

+ secondome.eu

Photos courtesy of Secondome.

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