Perma, the new series created by Marcin Rusak, has been born from a long interest in processes and material research, resulting in pieces that celebrate the organic qualities of his newly developed material. Perma is a series of sculptural objects that draw on the familiarity of functional furniture, but live as individual manifestations.
Like the veins in marble or cavities in fossilised stones, Perma’s beauty can be found in imperfections and the meticulous detail of floral cross sections. Sourced from the excess accumulated by florists, the discarded flowers are given a new life cycle by becoming a permanent part of the material. Bound by resin then machined lengthwise, the surface reveals a new world of natural adornment; wherein petals, stems and buds unveil the anatomical arrangement of their shapes and properties. The pattern they create is an unexpected array of colour combinations interweaved with sculptural forms, creating elaborate painterly effects.
Marcin’s hand drawn forms develop into a structural assemblage of planes, conjuring up imagery reminiscent of household objects. Perma contextualises these forms; the pieces become a medium for illustrating their main quality - ubiquitous ornamentation that is not constructed nor dictated. The aesthetic is determined by nature itself and is a representation of the intricacy levels that flower architecture can achieve. The non homogenous structures combined with tonal variations result in a completely unique quality and visual experience.
Debuting at Design Miami 2019, the Perma White Collection will be exhibited by Sarah Myerscough Gallery from 4 - 8 December.
Rusak holds an MA in Product Design from London’s Royal College of Art. In 2018, he had a solo show at the Horta Museum in Belgium. He has exhibited internationally, including Time Within Time: Verbeke Foundation, Belgium (2018); Hokuriku Kogei Summit:"WORLDS KOGEI 100”, Toyama Museum of Art and Design, Japan (2017); and What is Luxury?, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2015). He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Mazda Design Award (2018); The Architecture Digest Design Award (2016); the Wallpaper Design Award (2016); and the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize (2015).