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.
(Above and below) Oxidation reveals the innate properties of metals as colours. These shelving units contrast plain and treated metal components. (Below) To mark 80 years of the iconic A Chair, Lex Pott stripped the seat to a raw state. Commissioned by Tolix, the featured materials are oxidised copper, brass, steel and aluminium.