From varnishing wooden furniture to integrating scratch-proof coatings into metallic finishes, we essentially freeze our objects in time to prevent them from aging. Adrianus Kundert believes richness comes with age and is a natural process which cultivates a design’s true value. Kundert chooses to let gradual erosion become a part of a product’s lifespan, considering wear and tear as a means rather than a misfortune. As an object becomes ‘damaged’ from usage over time, vibrant colours are revealed to create unique patterns. His work patiently waits to change its appearance after repeated contact with people, leaving traces of activity like a trail of fingerprints. To attain his intention, Kundert layers and weaves materials of various fragilities and densities, deliberately leaving edges and surfaces open and vulnerable to deteriorate with dignity.

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