The multi-part sculptures of Laszlo Tompa
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Laszlo Tompa at Tent London
As part of the London Design Festival, CONTEMPORIST visited the Tent London design event, where Hungarian designer Laszlo Tompa exhibited his latest work, including the Flower Lamps,
Cube Illusion, and Spiral Box.
After finishing my former work “cube illusion” I decided to design hanging lamps. Similarly to the box these lamps consist of wood turned elements. The basic lamp is a hexagonal and pentagonal pyramids that is covered with different no space matching geometric ornaments. The lamp is not transparent, it’s lighting locally, downward. Material: solid cherry wood.
The box is a simple cube, with a surface covered with no space matching geometric ornaments produced by woodturning. So beside the storage function there is originated a new, unusual, powerful abstract sculpture-looking furniture. At a first glance it’s not visible that the furniture hides a relatively large storage place inside due to the optical illusion of the ornaments. Material: solid cherry wood
illusion box’ by laszlo tompa
this sculptural wooden box by laszlo tompa was produced through CNC woodturning and finished by hand.
at first glance, it’s not really visible that the cherry wood form is a relatively large storage unit due to the optical illusion of the ornaments, and in terms of pattern, the case is diagonally symmetrical, so the storage section can be covered with the lid rotated 180 degrees.’ – laszlo tompa
The IFDA (International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa) has been held every three years since 1990. It is considered an important occasion for the furniture industry in Asahikawa to exchange ideas with designers from Japan as well as from other parts of the world.
The International Furniture Design Competition, the main event of the fair, serves as an indicator of the future of wooden furniture designs. In addition, it is the focus of public attention because of its introduction of cutting-edge designs.
Wooden Flower Lamps by Laszlo Tompa
Laszlo Tompa is a Hungarian Designer-Carpenter with a real eye for beauty. His wooden Flower Lamps are a marvelous example of artistic woodturning.
The hanging Flower Lamps are made of solid cherry wood and they ooze quality and originality. The basic structure of the Flower Lamps are hexagonal and pentagonal pyramids covered with different matching geometric ornaments. The lamp produces downward facing light and an impressive visual effect by combining the traditional aesthetics of wood with light and a fluid sculptural form.
The source of inspiration for Laszlo Tompa was his initial work, the “Cube Illusion” (pictures 5 and 6). Cube Illusion is a cubical box and its surface covered with no space matching geometric ornaments produced by woodturning. So beside the storage function there is originated new, unusual, powerful abstract sculpture-looking furniture. At a first glance it’s not visible that the furniture hides a relatively large storage place inside due to the optical illusion of the ornaments.
WORLD OF WOOD FLOWERS
The exhibition titled World of Wood Flowers organised in the space created by Gyula Ebedli displays the works of designer László Tompa. The one-off creations offer an exciting alternative to everyday lamps. Themed after flowers, their shapes resemble the lightness of natural forms.
Woodturning – pure art by Laszlo Tompa practically implemented
Woodturning is an exciting mix of traditional and modern wood give. the turn, potters and talented designers of Hungary Laszlo Tompa formed elements of its original wooden box and carefully glued together. The single cube is an elegant synthesis of art and pure pragmatism, and is used for decorative and practical at the same time.
Optical illusion has been the leitmotif, symmetry and rotation are design principles. This form is defined by Randen exact that focus on specific points. Laszlo Tompa is drop the idea, once when he designed elements of tiles corner. After 16 attempts to wood turning suddenly found something really interesting. The basic shape – the cube was interpreted cherry imagination. This Laszlo Tompa discovered his preference for solid wood. To learn more about the artist talentieren You can visit his website.
Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa
I’m constantly amused by the internet, you set off looking for one very specific topic and it often throws you completely in another direction. One thing I’m sure you’ve seen us mention previously is the fact we’d like to highlight more work here in Europe that takes on similar design sensibilities to that of Japan, the Scandinavian countries often find a nice parallel but other representatives are typically tucked away and hard to come by. So when I went about trying to translate a furniture competition over in Far East, I didn’t exactly expect to see an abundance of Europeans on show, which is exactly what I found.