Dressed is a series of contemporary furniture items composed by bronze dresses and brass under-structures, designed in collaboration with the designer's father and artist Jan Praet.
Leftover and discarded fabric has been immortalized in functional art objects. To this end triangular shaped fabric is being dipped in hot wax, draped and shaped by hand over a rigid under-structure and cast in bronze.
The bronze dresses, patinated in a reminiscent oxidized green color, are placed over a contrasting geometrical brushed brass under-structure in order to complete the functionality of each furniture item.
Each item is the result of different production steps, and in order to preserve the tactile feeling of the fabric, most is done by hand. The bronze patina and brushed brass surface may slightly vary in color over time, a beautiful aspect that is characteristic to the ageing process of these archaic materials.
Every Dressed piece is unique.