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Max Lamb

Scrap Poly Silver Chair

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After a decade of coating polystyrene in rubber, Lamb is still innovating with new coating materials. Lamb’s new highly reflective chairs begin in the same process as his Poly works: hot-wire cut polystyrene creates wavy ridges, which is then sprayed with rubber that dries within seconds creating signature drips. The final step of silvering takes the longest — a wet application process of silver nitrate that is similar to traditional mirroring. A precise chemical solution of silver nitrate and sodium hydroxide is mixed to make a wet solution that is then applied to the rubber coated poly chair. As the solution dries and settles, silver deposits create a mirrored surface. The contours of the chairs are accentuated as light reflects from every angle. Meanwhile the edges of the chair are blurred as its mirrored surface reflects the surroundings.

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  • Date/

    2021-10-15 20:21:00

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  • Material/

    Polystyrene, Silver Nitrate

  • Dimension/

    55.9 x 86.4 x 36.8 cm (22.0 x 34.0 x 14.5 in)

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  • Heritage/

    United Kingdom

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