Lex Pott is a designer with a unique focus on materials. Throughout his creative process, there is no sketching at any stage. Instead, his focus is on materials such as wood, stone, and metal — pushing their properties beyond limits.
After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009, and setting up his own studio that same year, he intuitively experiments with natural materials due to their timeless appeal – but without knowing the creative outcome. Pott’s process of exploration has led to a range of diverse scenarios, from functional products to decorative pieces, to a concept for a fashion brand or an art exhibit.
True Colours is a series of seven vases which juxtapose polished metal with its oxidized patina. Each metal, from copper, steel, and brass to aluminum, exudes a ravishing spectrum of colors, such as cobalt blue, ruby, mint, and rust.