Anaïs Sulmoni – IVORIA

Once prized and valued by craftspeople, bone is now perceived as dirty and worthless.
Yet, it is still widely used by cosmetics and food industries. It has appealed to me for many years because of its similarity to ivory and because of its living aspect, even though it represents death.

Drawing on the abundance of this organic waste, I set out to recreate the prestige of ivory.
I discovered the potential of bone as glue and powder, applied to different supports: solid wood, wood shavings and fabrics.
The research book and models highlight bone, which presents new aesthetic and structural possibilities and acts as the first step towards reconciliation with this precious material.

Diploma project (2023) by Anaïs Sulmoni

Très bien
Craftsmanship, Sculpture, Furniture