Lex Pott, born in 1985, graduated in 2009 with honors from the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Nether-lands. After cooperating with Dutch designers such as Hella Jongerius, for Vitra, and Scholten and Baijings he now works in his own studio located in an old shipyard in Amsterdam. In his work—sculptures, tables, shelves, rings (made from euro coins)—he returns to the origins of the materials he prefers: wood, stone and metal. Pott employs a raw and intuitive method, bringing design “back to nature” and uncovering the organic origins of industrially produced items. His objects emphasize pureness and lineage as well as “democratic” design. Pott also focuses on experimenting with colors, rusty-brown metal-hues or the green of copper patina.
“The Tolix chair was created in galvanized sheet metal, in order to be protected from the ravages of time. I used various metals like oxidized steel, copper and brass in order to show the altering process. Weathered by time, these metals change colour. I accelerated the time through oxidation to create a patina corresponding to the theme of alteration.”