As Arbel explains in the video, he works by designing systems that give way to form rather than chiseling away at the form itself. In this project, he explores sandcasting, spilling molten metal between a tool (forming the basin of the bowl) and a sand pit. The rough copper piece is then polished in the basin only, showing two properties of one material.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.