SCP and Fort Standard Candelabra Collaboration
British furniture brand SCP chose Paris trade fair Maison et Objet to debut its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, which includes lighting and accessories produced in collaboration with American designers. A highlight was the Sprue candelabras by Brooklyn-based studio Fort Standard. The pieces are made from gunmetal with a raw finish, achieved through a sand-casting process.
During the casting process, the sprue is the passage through which molten material is poured into a mould. However, in the creation of these candelabras, the sprue has been used to form the objects themselves. This unconventional method gives the pieces a rough elegance and connects the finished product to its manufacturing process.
Previously only available for the American market, Fort Standard and SCP have chosen to work with UK manufacturers to create the candelabras in order to reduce shipping costs, making them viable for the European market.
Maison et Objet ran from September 7-11 2012. Check back for further coverage, coming soon.