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  • 30 may - september 20, 2020
    exhibition: showing LeveL - the fragile balance of utopia

    What if ...? - a new exhibition presents over thirty artists and designers who investigate the potential of the utopian.

    Neues Museum Nürnberg

  • june 1 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • may 16 - september 20, 2020
    new project ratio on show:

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a travelling Exhibition is on show at MAO Ljubljana. Commissioned by MAO and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project called ratio.

    MAO Ljubljana

  • may 09 - may 31, 2020
    new project / exhibition: limited grasses

    "Walden" at Schloss Hollenegg for Design can be viewed digitally online.
    For this exhibition, we extended our realLimited Project about endangered species and developed a new table called

    Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • february 26 - august 30, 2020
    new project nocturnal cloud is exhibited

    in the exhibition "Extraordinary" at the Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland. The piece nocturnal cloud including moth and illuminated fireflies was commissioned by the museum and will stay in their permanent glass collection.

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • march 13 - february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

reversed volumes – leaves

a collection of plates that capture the imprint of a leaf

  • year 2014

  • category Products and Furniture

  • produced by

    PCM Design

ficus, dieffenbachia, monstera leaf imprint

reversed volumes plates are shaped by capturing the imprint of various leaves in an existing bowl. The space between the vessel and leaf is filled with casting material. Once dried, the leaf and the vessel are removed and what remains is a new object with both imprints.
They are replicated as food-safe and water proof resin objects. The plates are hand-crafted in a semi industrial process and this method allows slight variations in colour in order to achieve some variation within the series.  The reversed volumes series includes three different plates with imprints of following leaves: dieffenbachia, ficus elastica, monstera
The plates are an addition to the reversed volumes bowls and are produced by PCM Design since 2014.

main image above – image credit: Yara Varela for PCM Design

ficus elastica leaf imprint

dieffenbachia leaf imprint

monstera leaf imprint

The space between the vessel and leaf is filled with casting material.
Once dried, the leaf and the vessel are removed and what remains is a new object with both imprints.

making the imprint of a monstera leaf

white prototype cast of a ficus elastica leave and colour indication for production

detail of the dieffenbachia plate structure

  • material

    food-safe resin, food proof, dishwasher safe, NOT safe for microwave, NOT safe for oven

  • dimensions

    25 cm – 33 cm

  • production

    serial manufacturing, made in Spain

  • produced by

  • project assistance

    Julian Heckel