Design students repurpose banal objects and turn them into innovative works of art.

Next week sees the Department of Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Milan at Ventura Lambrate with Transformations, projects that rework everyday objects into new innovative pieces.

With a mix of MFA and BFA 2012/13 graduates, the pieces created in Transformations are visually striking and it takes a while to work out what they are made from. ARTS THREAD investigates.

Snake Eye Vessel by Kristin Ross is a vessel created from transparent yellow dice (pictured in header image). The dice have been glued together to form ‘a sheet material whose edges are joined at compound angles to form an irregular polyhedron. Every die facing towards the outside of the vessel features the number dot ‘one’. The transparency of the plastic allows the viewer to also see the number dots facing towards the inside of the vessel.’

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