Earth Core Family at Valerie Traan


BC architects and studies invited Assemble to explore the different qualities and potentials of earth in a group exhibition at Valerie Traan in Brussels.

The Earth Core Family is a first in a series of stone furniture pieces - all made using a thrifty approach to earth’s stone and its industrial by-products and waste. The stone cores, which are often removed at quarries as part of industrial and construction processes (to lighten and give way to reinforcement), are often discarded. Here they become legs. Quarry dust and stone off cuts are bound together in 'plug' reinforcements. The natural and man made ingredients of one quarry morph into a seat.

Produced with support from Simon Darves Blanc of La Pierre au Carré. Stone supplied by Carrieres de Provence