Sochi Games Olympic Medals…The Use of Metals from Out of This World…Literally

All frosty international politics aside, these Olympic Medals for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games are otherworldly.

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Aside from the exquisite detail and color, what makes these olympic medals so special is the use of meteorite fragments.  You may recall the bright blazing footage of the Chelyabinsk meteorite blast from earlier this year – fragments of that meteorite were collected and will be fabricated into these gold and chondrite discs.

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To say these medals may be the most unusual Olympic metal handed out in history may be quite and understatement!

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Stunning Silversmithing…The Works of Hamish Dobbie

The young Metal Artist and Jewelry Designer, Hamish Dobbie, has certainly made a splash in the world of metal sculpture.

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We are enamored with the aesthetic of this collection, and impressed with the use of 3D CAD and 3D printing technologies.  The combination of digital fabrication and delicate hand-chasing, is something we can most definitely relate to.

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The intersection of 3D CAD modeling tools and traditional sculpture mediums has allowed artists to literally warp and replicate forms – which are typically straight and prismatic.  Here’s an excellent example, titled Fingals’ Goblet:

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Bravo!

Checkmate…SA Baxter Displays Hardware @ artMRKT Hamptons

We were honored to sponsor this past weekend’s artMRKT Hamptons, which took place on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society.  The event kicked off on Thursday with an incredible party.

Our hardware was displayed as a Chess set, with our pieces finished in polished nickel and dark antique bronze.

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artMRKT Pohoto by Rozalia Jovanovic

PHOTO CREDIT: ROZALIA JOVANOVIC

The creative display extended beyond the incredible artwork, to include ABSOLUT’s team:

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

Kudos to the Artists, Organizers, and guests.!

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PHOTO CREDIT: RICHARD LEWIN

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

SA Baxter Sponsors artMRKT Hamptons This Weekend! July 11th – 14th

We are excited to be sponsoring  this year’s artMRKT Hamptons event.  The event will be held on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, July 11th – 14th.


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The event kicks off on Thursday, July 11th, with an opening night Preview Reception at 6PM, followed by an opening night party, curated and hosted by Norwood.

We will be showcasing our hardware in the LUXE Magazine VIP area.  Our collection will be displayed with an interesting twist.  We would love for you to stop by and interact with our door and cabinet hardware pieces.

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The weather is shaping up to be beautiful – so please come out to support modern art, and the Parrish Art Museum!

www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons/

www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org

parrishart.org

 

Amorphous Bronze…’Growth Chair’ @ Design Miami/Basel

This stunning bronze chair, shown at last week’s Design Miami/Basel event (which happens in conjunction with Art Basel in Switzerland), was created by Designer and Artist Matthias Bengtsson.

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The truly fascinating aspect of this concept is the usage of software for the design process – which is driven by a bio-mimicry technique to generate this flowing intertwined form – not unlike the virtual nature-inspired algorithmic designs of Somerville, MA based Nervous System.  The form is captivating, as is the color and tone of that bronze…Call us impressed.

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