GESSO

 

Limestone biocomposite


GESSO

Lamps and side tables in biocomposite from Limestone and bio-resin.

65 Mill years ago the great nordic coral reef covered the underwater surface with thriving organisms – bryozos and corals – creating a constant developing layer of Calcium. Today the coral reef exists as a mineral deposit contaning high-value Limestone which are quarried and used for cement and as fertilizer. The quarry stretches over 2000 m2 and is an interesting geological location containing a vast amount of fossils buried in the different white layers of ancient times. Limestone is a sedimentary rock existing of millions of layers compressed into a solid figure – by grinding and sorting the limestone the material is converted into powder – building blocks from which new life can exist.

The Gesso project is a part of the Danish craft collection organized by the Danish arts Foundation with support from Lhoist Denmark.


2015


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