Thalie

It was such a treat coming across industrial designer Julie Richoz’s project titled Thalie. The seductive forms, each composed of a frame made of spring steel, were cut to resemble a plate, a fruit bowl and a bread basket. Only a very fine piece of metal wire secures each piece together, the structure of the frame comes together fluidly, revealing the beauty of how minimalistic the concept is.

Inspired by handcrafts like crochet or knitting, I approximated the characteristic of the metal sheet close to a textile quality. The chemical etching allowed to cut a sheet of spring steel in a very precise and fine manner in order to produce my patterns.

To learn that this project was exhibited at the 7th annual Design Parade in Hyères, France this year, and that it was not a(nother) 3D rendering, is extremely gratifying.