Art college gets stunning undulating front desk by Lazerian
As a final and crowning touch to a £10 million creative campus in North West England, studio Lazerian designed a stunning, almost kinetic desk for the reception hall. The sculptural form is entitled Flow - The Dancing Desk, which is no coincidence: the design is based on the careful observation of dancers’ movements, leading to an undulating form. Lazerian’s Liam Hopkins was commissioned to create an inspiring centrepiece that would reflect both in function and form the institution’s commitment to the full scope of artistic activities covered.
Clarendon College offers courses in all kind of creative practices, from theatre through media studies to digital art, and the central table was intended to be the physical translation of the school’s multi-faceted mission. For this reason, Hopkins draw the line of movement of six dancers, and clad this compact visual data in a physical, wooden skin. This way he managed to capture the energy of the dancers, that otherwise would have been lost forever.
The Dancing Desk reflects on the school’s policy not only in its form, but in its manufacturing principles as well. The structure is built up of 300 cherry-veneered birch plywood components that were assembled on-site. The component-based approach is not only practical from a logistics point of view, but has a symbolic layer of individual pieces making up the vigorous ebb-and-flow system. Besides the allegorical and aesthetic value, the desk is first and foremost a functional piece: it is a workspace, a meeting point, and a landmark object.
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