「Volcanoes」, the physical and visual embodiment of the mysterious and overwhelming natural power, breed 「destruction」 and 「life」. The overt display of untamed energy that is the volcanic eruption and lava flow evokes in people ancient and mythical imagination of the earth.
Within the realm of nature, there is not only a tranquil harmony of coexistence between humanity and the nonhuman world, but a power of a higher form that holds humans in awe. It’s like an ambivalent and unpredictable deity that brings about disasters, but also in their wake deliver riches and resources. ATELIER V&F was drown to the ambivalence of natural power that leaves an open door for cultural, religious and natural creation.
「Let nature in」 has always been one of the artistic pursuits of ATELIER V&F— taking inspirations from nature, molding products accordingly, bringing back the philosophy of man as measure.
Inspired by the meandering lava flow, 「LAVA」 adopts the ancient copper casting technique—melting down the metal into a formless liquid that carries in it great heat energy, and through the perspective of a sculptor, cooling it down into unsculpted sculptures. It is a process of reshaping, just like how volcanic eruptions uses destructions to create—lava changes the landscape and the volcanic ash breeds burgeoning life.
The slanted support of 「LAVA」 gives out a primitive liveliness and an unmodified power that together forms the temperament that occupy the space it takes up. There are two size options for LAVA in copper color, black and silver plating.
「LAVA」 is hand crafted by artisans. The traces of human work during casting and the rough texture are its signature. Time, air, water work together to give every piece of this collection a unique quality and texture.
Atelier V&F试图在创作自由度、跨领域匠人的合作与作品实用性之间寻求平衡。从「LAVA」开始，Atelier V&F将延续其已有的创作精神，构建整体空间氛围的产品线。秉持着对工艺的极致追求，回归到物与空间的和谐关系，工作室将持续为更广泛的受众提供优秀的家具与照明产品。
ATELIER V&F tries to maintain an equilibrium among creative freedom, interdisciplinary collaborations with artisans and the functionality of its works. Starting with 「LAVA」, ATELIER V&F will carry on its creative spirit, to build a product line with different pieces that are design with the whole space in mind. The studio will continue to bring forth, for a wider audience, excellent pieces of furniture and lighting products that align with our pursuit of excellence on craftsmanship and a harmonious relationship between objects and the space they take up.
Drawing inspiration from the volcanic lava that sprung from the great depth of earth, 「LAVA」 side table, with its distinctive temperament and texture, symbolizes the raw and primitive power of nature. Every detail of the table was so meticulously cared for by the artisan that it stands like a piece of art. 「LAVA」 offers two size options in copper color, black and silver plating, allowing for different interpretations and representations of the space.
About Atelier V&F
Atelier V&F was co-founded by Chen Furong and Vega Zaishi Wang in Shenzhen. Their professional background and artistic upbringing shape the character of Atelier V&F. Its work trys to break the divide of territories and cultures, and with a inclusive narrative to interpret aesthetics and functionality. The two designers’s poetics of life and living, their respect for different materials’ true nature and their unceasing pursuit of exquisite craftsmanship instill a vitality into Atelier V&F’s works from artistic sculptures, installments and space to practical and utilitarian objects. As a married couple, Vega and Furong’s collaborated works embrace the non-utilitarian and pure beauty, and are thus, emotionally powerful.