July 21, 2012
When I worked for Vitra they came out with this product called Algue. I loved it and wanted to find an opportunity to use it.
Then I forgot about it.
I have been looking for something to put on the wall above a client’s dining table for months with no luck. The objects that I have found have been out of budget, and even more challenging, my client didn’t want anything to cover the grasscloth that we had installed on that wall.
So I have been looking for something with presence, that is interesting and has a light airy quality that allows the shimmery grasscloth to shine.
I was at Dwell on Design in June and it hit me. I walked past a display with some poorly executed Algue in it and I knew that it was perfect.
I told my client about it and we ordered it right away.
We ordered 2 boxes of the product, each box includes 25 approx. 12″ x 10″ pieces. My client and I spent a day last week assembling the Algue ourselves and are quiet proud of the result.
What do you think?
We started assembling on the dining table. This is 4 pieces of Algue snapped together with little pegs that are provided.
We kept holding it up to the wall to see how we liked it.
We realized that in order to keep adding on to it we would need to mount the piece to the wall. It was becoming unruly to move it from the table to the wall.
In this image the algue sculpture is nearly done, we added a few more on the right side and decided to walk away for the day to live with it and see if we wanted to add more. When we know its complete, I’ll share a few pics of it in the space.