All that glisters…


Sometimes, design is so much more than thinking, sketching, planning, roughing, researching, testing, prototyping, crafting and manufacturing. Sometimes it just IS.

Here at Take a Seat, we were taken aback by the sheer complexity and strange beauty of this (assisted) natural process by the caddisfly ‘in association with’ French artist Hubert Duprat – resulting in an aesthetic intersection between artist, caddisfly larvae and gold, opal, turquoise and other precious stones.

Caddisfly larvae live in fresh water and naturally construct elaborate protective tubes for themselves from materials found in their environment. Under natural conditions they use the objects found in their stream bed homes such as pieces of wood, fragments of fish bone or crustacean shell, grains of sand, plant debris and small stones.

Transfer  one set of natural elements with another set of natural elements including gold and various semi-precious and precious stones such turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli, sapphires, pearls, rubies, and diamonds, and you get this astonishing ‘natural’ phenomenon.

Ain’t nature grand.



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