In the early stages of aluminium production, factories cast molten aluminium into massive blocks weighing in at over 25 tonnes. These blocks are clad with undulating, organic textures that are a result of the casting process.
In the preparation of the blocks to be sent to other factories, the sides are cut off, leaving behind thin plates with organic rough surfaces–known as “crusts”.
This series reflects the unexpectedly raw backstory to an everyday material. The edges are jagged and roughly cut, resulting in rugged forms that seem to have been themselves byproducts of some industrial mechanisms. The backside of the plates still show traces of the giant saws of the factories from which they were cut.

The pieces are designed to be easily disassembled, and recycled. All pieces are cut from a single sheet of salvaged aluminium sourced from a smelter, in such a way that every piece, every offcut, is used.

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Aluminium offcut plates


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4 weeks

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