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Lex Pott: A Tarnished Reputation

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 by

Dutch designer Lex Pott has extensively researched and experimented with materials to reveal the hidden colours and qualities. At his studio in an old shipyard on the fringe of Amsterdam, he has perfected designs based on contrasting oxidised and polished metals.

To mark 80 years of the iconic A Chair, Lex Pott stripped the seat to a raw state. Alteration for Tolix, price upon request, Lex Pott

In celebration of 80 years of the A Chair, 8 designers reinterpret the iconic design

In celebration of 80 years of the A Chair, 8 designers reinterpret the iconic design
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

Commissioned by Tolix, the featured materials are oxidised copper, brass, steel and aluminium

Commissioned by Tolix, the featured materials are oxidised copper, brass, steel and aluminium
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

Oxidation reveals the innate properties of metals as colours. These shelving units contrast plain and treated metal components. True Colours Shelves, price upon request, Lex Pott

When an element such as copper is found in nature it carries a green patina

When an element such as copper is found in nature it carries a green patina
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

This gorgeous colour palette is created via a reaction with the base material

This gorgeous colour palette is created via a reaction with the base material
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

This project proves the results of research on metals and their true identifying colours

This project proves the results of research on metals and their true identifying colours
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

Oxidised metal surfaces create colours that provide information about a material

Oxidised metal surfaces create colours that provide information about a material
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

This stunning patina takes on the appearance of a dreamy midnight sky

This stunning patina takes on the appearance of a dreamy midnight sky
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

A direct relationship between colour, material and information is formed

A direct relationship between colour, material and information is formed
Image courtesy of Lex Pott

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