Yuma Kano teaches us that even rust can be beautiful and that’s why he dedicated a whole collection of furniture to this particular material, called Rust Harvest. The artist has experimented with a technique of transferring rust from metal plates onto the acrylic resin, subsequently, the panels are subjected to more atmospheric agents in the form of natural light, which sediments the resin by creating new patterns and arrangements.
The result is a very varied and chromatically harmonious project, composed of tables, bookcases and stools of different sizes. For Kano, rust is a very interesting natural resource and should not be wasted:
“While constantly cast as a devil, a closer look at rust reveals a variety of startlingly beautiful patterns and complex mixtures of color. The contrasting combination of natural and manmade materials produces a fascinating sculptural quality in these pieces of furniture.”
Surely this project will make us reevaluate the annoying rust formed on objects because it can become a precious resource.