Updated 21 days ago
Alexanderstraat 33 6812 BC Arnhem, The Netherlands
I'm Arnout Visser, a form-finder with a passion for glass and I develop concepts that I then translate into a design. I like working with glass: with a good glassblower and a clear-cut idea you can make the most wonderful things. No other material possesses this quality and glass has spectacular physical guises and properties. At room temperature it's hard, but from 700 degrees Celsius it becomes flaccid and malleable, and then you can shape it and inflate it. This results in complete, transparent volumes without mountings, so in glass a concept can be realized as clear as a bell. After it has been blown into shape the glass has to cool down very slowly, otherwise it shatters to pieces in front of your eyes... Long before humanity existed, the rhinoceros was busy shaping and designing his horn... The rhino horn is not to made from ivory or bone. Instead it is highly compressed keratin - the same material found in hair and fingernails. The horn is not part of the skull at all, but..
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