Last year, we brought to your attention Eduard Locota’s DelMare table – an unconventional table that looks like a section of seafloor extracted from a azure blue coastline. With a low center of gravity, different sizes, and a €7,000 price tag (roughly $8,214), you can bet you get your money’s worth for a mesmerizing piece like this. Best of all, Eduard shares a little more about how he creates these beauties. First, let’s have a look at his latest.
Now that the rest of Locota’s 2017 collection is out, it’s starting to look like this Romanian sculptor and designer draws a lot of his inspiration from the contrast of land and sea, coast and ocean depth, with each featuring a heavy use of acrylic glass, marble, jesmonite, or wood:
This piece is a more vertical design, resembling a mountain lake or cliff (which makes sense, considering “La Falaise” is French for “The Cliff”). Inspiration came to him after walking the Failaise d’Etretat of France’s Northern Coast, seeing the beauty and contrast of the landscape. All of the components were cut from a single block of Jesmonite before having the top portions painted with various volumes and shades of acrylic paint. Depending on the light conditions, the benches and table emit different color hues. It’s also pretty handy that the benches are made to fit into the edges of the side table like a jigsaw puzzle. Eduard tells us that this is…
Hand crafted and sculpted from zero. A mix of Jesmonite and Acrylic glass are the stars of this artwork. It’s an incredibly labor-intensive process that I am personally taking for all of my works. Over 200 Kg of material was used for this monolithic functional artwork. A large block was cast which was carved to proportions, then polished by hand with flawless and, perhaps, incredible care. The final touch was bringing to life the Jesmonite stone material with different volumes and shades of iridescent white/gray acrylic paint. The build process takes between 4-6 weeks for each set of La Falaise Bench and Side Table.
More circular in appearance, the tops of the Immerso table and seat set are made of acrylic glass while the bottoms are composed of marble dust. While all the DelMare designs are minimal in appearance, this piece has very clear, distinct lines and rich, solid color.
The Wave lounge is his only chair in the collection. A single, solid composition of over 440 lb (200 kg) of acrylic glass, constructed completely by hand. The lounge uses different shades and a uniform shape to resemble a moving body of water.
The Crete table is much like a larger DelMare Table, with the same marble and acrylic glass makeup. The difference is the option to choose your own island to be incorporated into the piece. After that, Eduard begins construction with over one tone of material used in a build process that takes nearly three months. Eduard provided a look into the process used with the construction of this table.
While the Azzuro table looks slightly top-heavy, the marble base gives it stability (and there’s an option for a three-leg design). Like the other tables, it’s made from acrylic glass over a marble base and like the Crete table can be customized to incorporate an island of your choice. There are coffee table and 4, 6, and 8-place dining table options for a unique experience of having a suspended piece of the ocean over your legs while eating.
MALDIVE, AQUA, and OCEANUS BLOCKS
Included in the colleciton are a set of wall decorations made from acrylic glass and white marble look like pocket-sized pieces of the ocean. They can also be customized with island designs and come in at a lower price point than the larger peices at € 1,900.00 (~$2230 USD).
Barring the Azuro table and the Maldive blocks, all of the pieces run for limited quantities and have the price tags to match. Our thanks to Eduard again for sharing his work with us. To find out more about the 2017 DelMare collection and his other work, head over to Eduard Locota’s Design Studio. You can also follow Eduard on Instagram @eduardlocota to see more of his work and making of videos of new work.