Eduard Locota’s Furniture Designs Are a Mesmerizing Slice of Sea

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Last year, we brought to your attention Eduard Locota’s DelMare table – an unconventional table that looks like a section of seafloor extracted from a azure blue coastline. With a low center of gravity, different sizes, and a €7,000 price tag (roughly $8,214), you can bet you get your money’s worth for a mesmerizing piece like this. Best of all, Eduard shares a little more about how he creates these beauties. First, let’s have a look at his latest.

Now that the rest of Locota’s 2017 collection is out, it’s starting to look like this Romanian sculptor and designer draws a lot of his inspiration from the contrast of land and sea, coast and ocean depth, with each featuring a heavy use of acrylic glass, marble, jesmonite, or wood:

LA FALAISE BENCH & SIDE TABLE

This piece is a more vertical design, resembling a mountain lake or cliff (which makes sense, considering “La Falaise” is French for “The Cliff”). Inspiration came to him after walking the Failaise d’Etretat of France’s Northern Coast, seeing the beauty and contrast of the landscape. All of the components were cut from a single block of Jesmonite before having the top portions painted with various volumes and shades of acrylic paint. Depending on the light conditions, the benches and table emit different color hues. It’s also pretty handy that the benches are made to fit into the edges of the side table like a jigsaw puzzle. Eduard tells us that this is…

Hand crafted and sculpted from zero. A mix of Jesmonite and Acrylic glass are the stars of this artwork. It’s an incredibly labor-intensive process that I am personally taking for all of my works. Over 200 Kg of material was used for this monolithic functional artwork. A large block was cast which was carved to proportions, then polished by hand with flawless and, perhaps, incredible care. The final touch was bringing to life the Jesmonite stone material with different volumes and shades of iridescent white/gray acrylic paint. The build process takes between 4-6 weeks for each set of La Falaise Bench and Side Table.

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IMMERSO TABLE

More circular in appearance, the tops of the Immerso table and chair set are made of acrylic glass while the bottoms are composed of marble dust. While all the DelMare designs are minimal in appearance, this piece has very clear, distinct lines and rich, solid color.

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WAVE LOUNGE

Speaking of complex designs, this lounge looks more like a wave than a piece of furniture. Composed of over 200 Kg of acrylic glass, the lounge uses different shades and a uniform shape to resemble a moving body of water.

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CRETE TABLE

The Crete table is like a larger DelMare Table, with the same marble and acrylic glass makeup. The only difference is you have the option of choosing your own island to be incorporated into the piece. After that, Eduard begins construction with over one tone of material used in a build process that takes nearly three months.

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