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  • July 9th - September 3rd
    exhibition

    it is a great pleasure to show Colour Breeze #1
    at the exhibition
    Craft School: a summer of playful making

    Crafts Council

  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

reversed volumes – leaves

a collection of plates that capture the imprint of a leaf

  • year 2014

  • category Products & 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

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Julian Heckel