‘Shelter to Ground’ sees the designers produce unique functional furniture by carefully combining raw stones with bent sheet metal and glass in a language that they refer to by their mantra as “as little interference as possible”. Both natural and industrial materials are treated with equal reverence. Each chair, table, light or mirror may be read as expressing a sense of harmony, or conversely one of tension, between the natural world and the built environment.
Batten & Kamp
The designer/artist duo’s creations are each an honest expression and reinterpretation of their physical surroundings, where nature in particular speaks to them given their Kiwi roots. Coupled with the unique contrasting natural, cultural, and industrial landscapes of Hong Kong, each piece of art is both a harmony and juxtaposition between what mother earth has to offer and the other oddities by human mind and hands.