Philippine Hamen’s work covers product, furniture and interior design, intertwining it with the diverse influences of literature, architecture and ergonomics. In parallel of her designer/maker practice conducted from her studio in south-east London, she is pursuing a MA of Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Arts with a research focusing on the semiology of objects.
London Design Festival 2019
Powders is a collection of powder coated finishes obtained by mixing different powders together in order to restore a chromatic complexity to industrial products.
The metallic surfaces coated with the mixes of powder take on as models the complex natural textures of sand, moss and rust. The fourth piece presents a blue surface that could never exist in nature.
The powder mixes have been applied to the simple, almost pure, volumes of generic and anonymous steel tableware.