His grandfather and father were flower growers. And in a certain sense Marcin Rusak has not lost this family inclination. The Polish designer returns to nature, as the decorative and conceptual motif of his creations, following his studies at the Royal College of Art in London. "Flora" is his latest collection, a synthesis of his research in the fields of aesthetics, craftsmanship and technology.
The series was created through an original process, incorporating dried flowers inside a particular resin, so as to prolong their longevity but yet allow them to evolve through the years. Rusak transforms the ephemeral beauty of biodegradable waste into precious and unique furniture pieces that last.
"Flora" stems from research conducted on a new type of material, similar to leather and certain types of metal, which evolves and improves with time. Rusak experimented for a year before obtaining this resin that changes consistency throughout a period of 10 to 20 years.
It's a visible transition, especially in the empty spaces that grow around the shrinking petals. The organic material of the flowers is preserved and highlighted by the physics of the resin that takes decades to stabilize, in a chemical-poetical process that makes us reflect on the concepts of value, ephemerality and beauty.