Reinterpreting forged objects
With the Industrial Revolution, the manufacturing of iron objects was made simpler and cheaper, giving easy access to users of tools, weapons and hardware. Starting about a hundred years ago, blacksmiths have been more or less relegated to the world of nostalgia.
They have however left us an impressive heritage of techniques, a culture and aesthetics that are impossible to fully grasp and that have barely been visited today.
The blacksmith Collette thus started to march on a path where he explores this cultural and technological gold mine, rediscovering assembly and shaping techniques, as well as notions of aesthetics that are the offspring of traditional blacksmithing.
By the material’s own voice, he intends to let each object tell its own tale : from its making to its use.
Discover what shall be created from blacksmith Collette’s fire.