Korean designer Saerom Yoon adds delicate pastel gradients to transparent resin in her range of tables, Crystal Series. Dye tints are painted directly onto the material in pale pink and blue tones to provide jewel-like effects.
Colours are applied along the acrylic’s edges and at the joints of the furniture, where pieces have been glued together. They gently diffuse from one hue to another, providing subtle, changeable effects that alter with light interaction, like gemstones. The combination of transparency and sharp edges create reflections and refractions that emphasise the resemblance of crystal.
The project ties into our Chroma colour direction for S/S 18, which explores artists and designers using complex colouration methods to form subtle visual effects. Here, pale shades of Frost, Lavender Dust and Sand Pink gently blend into more vivid hues of Blue Sky and Purple Shadow.
Transparent surfaces and pale pastels are combined to give a pure and elusive quality to hard materials. For more innovative material constructions that play with translucency – with both highly functional uses and illusionary effects – take a look at our Dynamic Opacity Materials Focus 2018 report.