The design of the 'Poker Things' inspired by playing cards and symbols on them. The paperweights are available in various colors and their forms are based on the popular icons of paper games: diamond, hearts, clubs and spade. The design can be used as an paper holder, book holder or accessory. Design formed to make an political referral by using of the shapes because of their meanings. And these shapes coated with different materials, coverings for differente meanings of pieces.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Hearts representing the nobles and church, spade representing the army, diamond representing the middle class and clubs representing the peasantry in XIV century. These features are brought to the present and combined with shiny paint base creating its place in living spaces with our creation.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
'Poker Things' are inspired by playing cards and symbols on them. These symbols have an political meanings. In XIV century; Heart symbol representing the nobles and church, spade representing the army, diamond representing the middle class and clubs representing the peasantry. Design is an political referral by using of the shapes. Pieces have an identical heights, weights and designs, when we look at it only symbols are different. It represented equality. But there are different coat options if client prefered. Designs have two main pieces; base part and the symbol part. These parts made by professional masters one by one in the hand and assemble.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started and finished on March 2015 in Istanbul
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
On the structure we used black glossy paint coated.
And for the symbols we use different kinds of materials like bronze , brass and silver. The square base of the design coated glossy black paint by hand. And its requires successful workmanship.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Statue h:9,5 cm, 14cm
poker, statue, decoration, unique, bronze, brass, silver, accessory
For the glossy look we used piano black named glossy paint for base square part. The base part painted and shaped by handmade. And the symbol part of the designs forms in studio by the help of technological tools and become an unique art.
The challenge of the design was the base square parts. While the preperations of prototype the material we used for coat, glossy paint named piono black strugglled us but in the end after a few attempts it was a success. While testing the cover finishes first there are bubbles formed on the square base then we overcome the problem professionally.
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