Ocrùm's Emotional Materials: Bright Shadows @ ICFF

Sean Zhang infuses the studio's first collection with memories and ancient crafts

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Ocrùm's Emotional Materials: Bright Shadows @ ICFF
10/05/2019 - The Brooklyn-based design studio Ocrùm launches its first collection Bright Shadows this May at ICFF. Made from hand-blown glass, ceramic and wood the pieces are designed in the U.S., and made in Italy. Orizon by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

Ocrùm designer and creative director, Sean Zhang, creates emotionally-rich pieces that connect with users through shared memories and experiences. ‘I love to observe little details and the memories in people’s daily lives’, says Zhang ‘Everything that surrounds me, a movement, a sunshine, a second. I always want to collect them and transform them into an object’. This is exactly how his first collection, Bright Shadows, came to be.

In the Bright Shadows collection, his signature pieces include the Dew + Drop pendant and table lamp series, the Ciocio side table and the Orizon mirror. They are a reflection of Zhang’s design language which has a rich narrative aspect that brings out poetic memories through the use of storytelling and materiality.

The Bright Shadows collection utilizes some of Zhang’s favorite materials including wood, hand-blown glass and marble. Zhang's experience working with wood allows him to create all the forms available because of the materials' dynamic characteristic.  Glass's transparency, cleanness and purity helps Zhang achieve a lot of different experiments and projects. Lastly, Zhang makes use of marble in this collection playing with different finishes and forms. It is a timeless material that he aims to make “emotional” through his designs.

Dew + Drop

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop is a table lamp made of two pieces of hand-blown glass, resembling a dewdrop resting on top of a water surface.
The Dew + Drop series combines traditional craft and contemporary aesthetics to donate a unique look to bright interior environments.
A diffused light illuminates the dew from the bottom, throwing pleasant shadows on the surroundings. During daytime, the Dew + Drop lamp shows its other colorful side, becoming a unique piece of decor. Dew + Drop is also available as a pendant lamp.

Ciocio

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Ciocio is a side table inspired by the natural shaping force of water. Resembling a small river pebble, rounded and smoothed by the current, and a single drop of water gently resting on top. A perfect balance in a fleeting moment of stillness. The glass body is hand-blown by master glass blowers in Bavaria, Germany, while the wooden base and top are meticulously crafted in Treviso, Italy.

Orizon

Orizon by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

Part wall art, part functional decoration, the Orizon mirror is a window with a view hanging from your wall. An ocean-like rippled surface blends into a colored sky with ever changing reflections. The ceramic piece is glazed by hand and then baked at different firing temperatures to create unique hues and nuances. The combination of vitrified ceramic and colored mirror conveys a contemporary look while preserving the human touch of traditional craftsmanship.

Inspired by his diverse background, Zhang remembers life in Beijing teaching him how to quietly observe life, while Milan encouraged him to express true emotion, and New York has given him the “space” that shows up in his design language.

Ocrùm @ ICFF
May 19 - 22
Booth 1062

 

 

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Dew + Drop by Ocrùm

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Ciocio by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

Orizon by Ocrùm

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