Georges Zigrand's Blog

The art of spinning

Posted in Engineering beauty, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 09/10/2014

Allain_repoussage
It seems you have to travel to central Paris to find somebody still able to master this craft! See also this short documentary showing the process: http://vimeo.com/85024259

The future has landed, a long time ago

Posted in Colours, textures & surfaces, Engineering beauty, Vintage furniture by zigideluxe on 20/08/2014

larochette_outside

larochette_detail

larochette_inside

A beautiful 70’s swimming pool on a camping site in Larochette, Luxembourg.  The cherry on top of the cake: Half the building rotates and slides open in good weather.
Vintage on a different scale!

Functional beauty

Posted in Colours, textures & surfaces, Engineering beauty by zigideluxe on 03/06/2014
ferry ramp, port of calais

Access ramp, port of Calais

Seaside beauty

Posted in Colours, textures & surfaces, Engineering beauty by zigideluxe on 23/11/2011

I am again and again fascinated by the beauty of engineering projects. This mold / matrix to cast a sea defence wall is one of these examples where the beauty of making these structures is almost more interesting then the final result. It also makes you wonder why not more adventures structures are being cast.

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