Date:1935 Clock Place of origin: Shanghai, China (made) Artist/Maker: B.E. Co. (maker) Materials and Techniques: Wood and steel Credit Line: Given by Pamela Marchant Museum number: FE.565:1, 2-2007 Gallery location:China, room 44, case 58
Inspired by the 1930’s Shanghai-deco style, Studio Swine combines hair with natural resin, creating a composite material that provides a sustainable alternative to the planet’s diminishing natural resources. The resulting aesthetic evokes the palettes of tortoiseshell and a grain resembling that of polished horn or exotic hardwoods. The result is a unique collection of exquisite translucent objects.