Design: Mette Bentzen & Lasse Kristensen
Materials: Ash and Silver
Dimensions: 38.6 - 48 inches
Stalactites grow ultra slowly from cave ceilings; thin and hollow like straws. Stalagmites - their twin cave creatures - grow from the ground up, solid and more sturdy than the stalactites. Made of lime deposits, they have growth rings much like trees. These rings tell tales of past climate changes as the growth of stalagmites is dependent on environmental levels of carbon dioxide, rainfall and temperature.
The Stalactites / Stalagmites series began as an exploration of these peculiar natural shapes. In the process, a wealth of other shapes emerged. Fauna or flora? A whale's tale or a calla lily? An actual stalagtite? You decide.
The Stalactites / Stalagmites shelves are mounted with magnetic fittings - and can be turned upside down. Effortlessly rearranged they turn your wall into a canvas. Once in a while upside down.