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My name is Julia Ambrosy and I’m a product design student at the HfG Karlsruhe in Germany. The silverware series evolved from a line of experiments in which I let crystals grow onto various industrial products. To do so, I placed the objects into a special chemical solution that allowed crystals to parasitically grow all over them, creating a strange and at the same time fascinatingly beautiful surface.

By giving away the control over the design process during these experiments, I was a passive observer of a natural shaping procedure and development of structures within the crystal’s growth. This left an individual and unconventional fingerprint on the products.

An interesting disharmony between pragmatic everyday objects and their natural crystalline decoration, as the chosen objects were taken from their original environment and deprived of their functional character. They are now presented completely and almost exclusively in an aesthetic context.