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"Decay of Time" Solid Zinc and Petrified Wood Circular Coffee Table

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The “Decay of Time” functional sculpture series by John Brevard celebrates the natural beauty of our world by using ancient, timeless materials from sustainable sources. Each piece is handmade and hand-polished; therefore no two pieces are the same. For this collection, Brevard traveled the world, collecting coral that had washed ashore from beaches due to climate change and the acidification of our oceans. Believing the natural beauty of the coral should be preserved, the coral pieces were then placed in molds, with recycled zinc poured into the cast. The coral is burned out as the molten metal cools, leaving a beautiful yet haunting imprint set into the zinc. To contrast the cool, rugged texture of the cast zinc, Brevard inlays petrified wood into the zinc and polishes it by hand to a smooth sheen. The finished products are pieces of history set in poured molten metal, frozen in time. About the materials: Zinc: Zinc is essential for the environment. Zinc is a natural element and plays an essential role in the biological processes of all humans, animals and plants. Zinc is an essential micronutrient for human health. Zinc can be recycled infinitely without loss of properties and quality. In addition to being sustainable during use, zinc also plays an important role during the end-of-life phase by reducing energy use, lowering emissions and minimizing waste disposal. In Brevard’s pieces, zinc provides high structural integrity and outstanding corrosion resistance. A thin layer of resin is applied to the table to seal the zinc and enhance comfort on skin. Petrified Wood: Harder to cut than steel, the petrified wood used in Brevard’s works have solidified from trees into stone over hundreds of millions of years. All pieces are extracted in a sustainable manner with the utmost care. Brevard and his team search for the tips of these petrified trees emerging slightly from the ground in Indonesian rainforests. Using a skilled team of excavators, they carefully dig around each piece to slowly remove them. The pieces are not extracted with heavy machinery nor any forest damaging equipment. Extractions generally take 4 to 8 weeks and several labor crews of over 15 people involved. Once the material reaches the warehouse, the designer spends weeks to cut and polish one piece. Petrified wood can only be cut with diamond saws and diamond polishing pads because of the density of the material. It takes more than a full day to cut one small slab of petrified wood, not to mention the additional months it takes to create just one piece of functional sculpture. Each piece of petrified wood used in Brevard’s creations has a unique color, pattern, and grain. Due to the provenance, the color tones tend to range between white and dark brown/black. Therefore, each piece is truly unique.   About John Brevard: John Brevard is a luxury lifestyle brand founded by American architect and designer John Brevard in 2007. The design ethos of John Brevard is the merging of past, present, and future in an ethereal way, through materials, textures, and fractal patterns that exist at all scales in the universe. Inspired by the principles of natural order, each creation is symbolic of the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole. The brand currently features fine jewelry, furniture, sculpture, and art. Creative Director Brevard is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In addition, Brevard is currently the architect, Creative Director, and co-developer for a Six Senses hotel slated to open in Iceland in 2022.

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John Brevard is a lifestyle brand integrating design, technology, sustainability, and consciousness. John Brevard applies his background in architecture, ecology, and multidisciplinary arts to create biomimetic designs that are both visually appealing and conceptually rich. Inspired by dimensional hyperspace and principles of natural order, each creation is symbolic of the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole. From an early age, Brevard has been fascinated by the life cycle and mystical experiences as they relate to proportions and patterns found in nature and theoretical sciences, namely sacred geometry & fractals. In 2015, the John Brevard flagship store opened in the heart of the Lower East Side in New York City In conjunction with the store opening, Brevard launched the Thoscene customization platform. Thoscene was built to focus the user on their interconnectedness with the natural ecosystem. By utilizing parametric modeling software, biomimetic forms, and astrological algorithms, Thoscene allows customers to order & 3d print in store one-of-a-kind jewelry, art, and accessories pieces based on personal inputs such as time, date and location of birth. Brevard resides between Miami and New York City and is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
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