Metamorphism: Alchemy vessel, Shahar Livne

Metamorphism: Alchemy vessel

By Shahar Livne
Bronze, landfill designated plastics/ocean plastics, sediments
30 x 20 x 20 cm

Unique work, 2018
Price on request

About Shahar Livne

Shahar Livne (Israel, 1989) is an award-winning conceptual material designer located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Livne’s body of work focuses on conceptual material research in a multi-leveled methodology, bringing to life unique stories through objects and installations centered around materials as carriers of narratives. Some of Livne’s projects deal with obscure materials such as blood, man-made fossils, crystallization, and more. Her project’s starting points are often stories about places, cultures, and relations with resources in the past, present, and future. In 2020, she was crowned Dezeen Awards Emerging Designer of The Year. currently, she presenting her works internationally and creating new research projects as an autonomous designer, curator, educator, and collaborator with different companies and institutes.

Detail of Metamorphism: Alchemy vessel’s material by Shahar Livne. An experimental composite material made of residues from industrial waste streams: Bronze, landfill designated plastics/ocean plastics, sediments.
Detail of Metamorphism: Alchemy vessel by Shahar Livne. Bronze, landfill designated plastics/ocean plastics, sediments, 30 x 20 x 20 cm.
Metamorphism Series: Lithoplast object 1 and Alchemy vessel by Shahar Livne.

About Metamorphism: Alchemy vessel

Metamorphism is an ongoing research and design project that speculates on a future in which plastic waste further permeates Earth’s surface and its natural systems; how it could one day blend with natural matter to become an entirely new extractable resource.
“Environmental changes, deforestation, and the spread of man-made pollutants are inevitably threatening the existence of natural materials and transforming nature as we know it.

At the same time, new natural materials which are the result of environmental contamination are emerging, and man-made materials such as plastic are proliferating in our surroundings.
In this project, I explore how people experience a matter which is originally regarded as synthetic, as a possible new natural material and how the qualities of the material can be a base for the design.”
Shahar Livne

Photography: Alan Boom