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Chemosphere Paperweight

Postby Modernista » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:49 pm

Check out this dandy Chemosphere Paperweight based on the John Lautner design. Just in time for the big symposium on his work at the Hammer (in conjunction with the exhibition).

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Postby scowsa » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:30 pm

Casting it in copper makes the look and color a strange choice for modernist decor.
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Postby Modernista » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:10 pm

What would you suggest it be cast in? I had tried a bronze-resin color but it was so dark the detailed of the model...like the ship-lap siding...were lost. Copper seemed a happy-medium between Bronze and a white-opalescent color. I'm open to suggestions.

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Postby Tony » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:41 pm

While I don't remember and copper in the Chemosphere, Lautner did use copper on occassion. The ceiling of the Bergren House for example, was covered with copper foil.

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