Jon Kleinhample is in part an acrobat of contemporary architecture and in part a kind of lumberjack who loves working freshly cut wood by hand. After studying in the city of dreams by definition, Los Angeles, and following his work experience at Asymptote (NY) and Barkow Leibinger (Berlin), Jon founded studio LMBRJK in Brussels.
This is where his conceptual objects take shape, defined by the same designer as digital woodworks. Like in series "Trilip", composed of vases designed by individual layers with computer graphics software, that are then cut by an 80 watt laser machine, assembled and smoothed down entirely by hand.
The inspiration stems from the sinuous forms of tulips, recreated through the union of hundreds of sheets of wood coming from Slovenian forests, that form a 3D topographical map.
Each vase of the "Trilip" series is a distillation of the formal beauty of the tulip, designed through a certain number of functional variables that determine the new and unique appearance of each model. An innovative practice that pushes the boundaries of vase production technique beyond the use of a traditional potter’s wheel.
Photos via lmbrjk.com