by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

Lava Table
70 × 50 × 43 cm
Aerated Aluminium

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Foreign and otherworldly, Lava table is an exploration of aerated aluminium. A material created by injecting air and ceramic particles into molten post-industrial and post-consumer recycled aluminium. With sponge, pumice and metal-like qualities it tethers on the edge of familiarity—is it heavy or light, will it spring back or remain rigid, be warm to touch or cold? Navigating these perceptions, Lava table applies a softness and warmth to the ambiguous substrate, reconstructing the imperfect.

Bel Williams is an industrial designer based on the lands of the Kulin Nation who creates thoughtful objects through a material driven lens. Her work balances playful shapes with refined fabrication processes to create sculptural tensions. With extensive experience in the furniture industry, Williams’ solo practise considers unusual applications for her chosen substrate, distilled into their most simple form. An extension of these explorations will be presented in her inaugural collection, launching in 2022.

122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065, @new.assemblage
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122 Gertude Street, Fitzroy 3065