COPPRE x JUSTINE POTASHNIK
Copper Alchemy is an exploratory Collection, that creatively investigates the innate nature of finishes that are the incarnations of the material copper as it oxidizes when it is exposed in its purest form to the atmosphere.
The oxidation process, very unique to the metal copper, causes the surface of the material to transform from its original russet orange colour, to a deep brown and finally to a turquoise patination. Oxidation works merely on the outer layer, thus forming a protective guard while the material itself is not negatively impacted.
This exploratory ensemble was developed in collaboration with New York based designer Justine Potashnik, Founder of Aiure, an ecological design company and educational platform, that mirrors Justine’s lifelong connection with cultures, communities and circular living.