Born from playful experimentation with vintage lighting components, Apparatus is a New York based design studio led by Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson. Hendifar's background in fashion and interior design and Anderson's background in public relations, make them a perfect fit.
The Block collection is a series of objects comprised of brass forms that plummet into cast crystal volumes. molten Swedish barium crystal is poured into textured graphite molds, giving the cooled blocks the appearance of ice. The crystal acts as a plinth, both supporting and obscuring the heavy brass to create a sense of harmonious displacement. the hollow capsules are chambers for undivulged use, suitable for sacred or forbidden objects. The series examines the relationship between the stable and the unstable, the unbreakable and the fragile, reflecting on what it is to conceal, to enclose, and to support.
8.5″ H, 12″ W, 5″ D