ORE by misc-ellany






misc-ellany duo Eason Chow and Tricia Chean debuted a set of stationary objects using basic geometric shapes. Rather than add unnecessary details, they focus on the beauty and interaction of the raw materials to create a timeless look. The objects are made from concrete and brass and when combined, they form a modern minimalist tablescape.

“We chose to work on the tape holder and pen holder, which are two of the most common and functional table objects. We simply love the way the raw concrete highlights the beauty and functionality of the polished brass parts. Our inspiration came from the spirit of extracting and refining precious materials from ores. Ores encase the value of the minerals they hold, and only reveal their full potential after rounds of purification.

Whilst using the tape holder, the tape rolls uniformly within its boundary while dispensing the desired amount to be cut at the cutting tip. The weighted tape holder provides confidence and control to its user while performing its function. We chose to use a square edge concrete mass to contain and stabilise the tape while using the brass to highlight the tape insert and cutting tip. This creates a distinct accent that informs the users for its function.

The purpose of a pen holder is simple. A nicely seated conical base that offers protection for a pen before its next use, and that has just the right amount of weight to match its function. To ensure that it can fit pens of different widths and tips, we used a perfectly machined brass cavity to hold and glorify the pen. This beautiful brass part is then inserted into a slightly tapered concrete base for added stability.”

Shop the ORE set here.



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