Jade Handle in Shale (Small)

Malgorzata Bany
£200
This Jade Handle in the colour shale is by multidisciplinary designer Malgorzata Bany. Inspired by Florentine architecture, this series of handles are made to elevate bespoke cabinetry; acting as functional, sculptural accents with a smooth, matt finish.

The Jade collection of furniture and objects have been developed by Malgorzata after time spent in the city of Florence, Italy. Inspired by Florentine architecture and the very fabric of the city itself, the handles are abstract representations of her observations; including the voluminous roughly carved stone facades, the fine lines and sharp returns of vaulted ceilings, lustre smooth surfaces of polished stone sculptures, as well as time-based effects of erosion and decay of the historical city. For this collection Malgorzata encapsulates the essence of her visceral experience of the city, and then translating it into abstract form.
Material: Jesmonite
Dimensions: Height: 5cm, Length: 4cm, Width: 12.5cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
Made to order (4-6 Weeks)

Process

This piece is a solid cast from a mould using Jesmonite. Jesmonite is a gypsum based resin that, as well as being robust and resilient, can take on a large range of pigments, textures and aggregates making it ideal for sculptural work. With subtle colours and tones being so crucial to her work, Malgorzata has developed her own colour palette featuring atonal hues that complement and do not distract from the sculptural forms. To make them functional, each handle has two brass inserts cast into the shape and comes with matching brass screws to fix onto doors and cabinets.
Jade Handle in Shale (Small)
The Maker Malgorzata Bany Multi-Disciplinary Designer - South East England

Malgorzata Bany is an artist and designer specialising in Jesmonite based in London. Working across a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, furniture and homewares her work adheres to the principles of sensuality, tactility and minimalism. Malgorzata’s work has frequently been described as blurring the lines between art and design. Having completed her MA at The Slade School of Fine Art, Malgorzata Bany continues to work in association with the university to develop her own pigments and research materials.