Hilden & Diaz – Forms in Nature

Hilden & Diaz - Forms in Nature

Title:  Forms in Nature
Artist Name:
  Hilden & Diaz
Material:  Polymer
Dimensions:  60cm x 60cm x 60cm
Year:  2012

Why It’s Notable:

Light can be functional, decorative, or both.  The light from Forms in Nature is both.

As furniture designers, we usually think about the form of our furniture and how light will fall upon it.  Because light is usually not integral to woodwork, we have little control over how the two will interact.

Hilden & Diaz have taken light and made it an integral part of the design.  The light is manipulated to cast shadows created by the frame of the chandelier.

As I continue to design, I am realizing that I want to incorporate materials other than wood (including light) in my work.  In Deconstructed, I used a urethane resin for the casting and I incorporated metal into the base of Maple Slab Table.  I want to incorporate light into a future piece, probably in a decorative manner.