A series of objects that captures the ephemeral nature of flowers
Smudging the line between art and design, London-based creator Marcin Rusak has elaborated a series of eerily beautiful objects from little more than resin and dried flowers. The son (and grandson) of flower growers, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Rusak gravitates towards floral inspiration, using them as an integral material in his Flora lamp, screen and table. Interestingly, from afar, the collection looks like ebony inlaid with precious materials. And even when standing next to the objects, it takes a moment to realize that the flowers are not painted on. Up close, dried flowers emerge from the murky resin as if floating to the surface. Sliced petals and stems create unexpected texture and depth. With time, the flowers will age and shrink, leaving slivers of light around their form.