As part of the London Design Festival, there are so many fantastic locations and installations to see. One you shouldn't miss is OverNight by OddMatter for Vessel Gallery. The front window of the gallery displays the work by the studio, sculptural lighting using glass fused together with copper plating techniques. Beautifully unique pieces from a material & process lead design.
Studio Odd Matter takes traditional copper plating techniques as their catalyst. Stained glass panels in shades of ruby, amber and mother of pearl are held in place by copper strips which are immersed over night in an electro-plating bath. The pieces literally grow as the strips act as a starting point for more copper to form, bonding all the edges together to make a perfect, tight ﬁtting frame which holds the piece as one.
This process also changes the copper’s appearance to that of one with a highly unpredictable nature, smooth ﬂat lines are transformed to have an effervescent and lustrous surface decoration. By coaxing and exploiting this technique, laborious and seemingly primitive styles of making such as soldering can be avoided. From an initial ordered structure based on the crystalline formation of the actual copper solution used, these pieces take on a life of their own resulting in no two pieces ever being the same.