A magnetic sculpture created in response to a year of polarisation
The number 2020 screams tension. There's an inherent rivalry between its two matching parts. It sits there waiting to divide. - An apt number then for a year that's borne witness to stark divisions. That's seen, once again, an increasing polarisation of social, economic and political attitudes.
This project, entitled 20/20, attempts to make these forces of polarisation tactile. We've cast an object using a combination of magnets and jesmonite. It's designed to be held, felt and toyed with. It's split into two smaller parts. Each twin is a twenty-sided reflection of the other. - On first glance they look like they should fit together. Try to do so and opposing magnetic forces mean they are nearly, but not quite, impossible to unite.
A project by Weirdo - a creative agency using diversity and difference for good. Produced in partnership with designers Matt Perchard & Ella Porter. If you’re interested in acquiring one of the sculptures please get in touch. The edition will be limited to a run of 20.
Design Team Matt Perchard is a British designer, innovator, and artist. His playful work encompasses all disciplines of design and unifies cutting edge technology with hands-on craft to imbue magic into projects of all scales from hacking human behaviours to igniting cityscapes. Instagram: @perch_on_that
Scottish born, London based designer-maker, Ella Porter, enjoys combining her knowledge of traditional crafts with modern technology to create bespoke and small batch designs focusing on everyday objects, lighting and accessories. Instagram: @ella_porter_design