Coexist Collection by Slash Objects

Marble, brass, concrete and industrial rubber form unexpected yet perfect combinations in the designs of Brooklyn-based studio Slash O­­­bjects. Motivated by a belief that there is harmony in difference, the studio mixes materials to create a bold sense of balance.

Slash Objects was launched in 2016 by multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects, which works across architecture, product design, digital, web, and apps. The spin-off brand provides an opportunity for founder Arielle Assouline-Lichten to explore materials and form and Slash Objects was listed among Sight Unseen’s 2016 American Design Hotlist.

Its Coexist collection of furniture and object mixes brass, marble, concrete, ceramic and industrial rubber to create striking geometric forms. It includes a coffee table made from a slab of white venato marble that appears to balance on two brass cubes. The Askew side table features a cube of green marble that cantilevers off a brass cube base and the Slash standing mirror is a full-length design framed in brass that slots into a marble prism base.

“I love playing with materials and pushing their material boundaries,” Assouline-Lichten has said. “I also think that you can achieve a sense of harmony with a balance of difference – that you need a bit of foreignness in order to create something imperfectly whole.”

Slash Objects’ Coexist collection was recently shown at NYCxDesign. Assouline-Lichten also presented other designs during the event, such as a series of cylindrical stools made of concrete and brass and homeware designs, including coasters and placemats.

The studio will also be will be exhibiting at this year’s London Design Fair from 14-21 September. It’s sure to achieve a perfect sense of balance.

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