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Odd Matter (Els Woldhek och Georgi Manassiev)

Studio grant holders in Malmö 1 May – 30 June 2019

Odd Matter is a design studio driven by curiosity for all the strange and wonderful. Researching, creating and exploring our world’s past, present and future through its materials, processes and concepts.

Their works combine techniques from different historical eras and the result is unique and unexpected concepts and objects, for example in the furniture series Guise, where the technology “Scagliola”, a hand-painted marble technique from 17th century Italy, is interspersed with rainbow-colored car paintwork.

Georgi Manassiev och Els Woldhek, Photo: Odd Matter

ODD MATTER are Dutch native Els Woldhek and Bulgarian Georgi Manassiev. They currently live and work in The Netherlands, after living in London for seven years, where the pair met whilst undertaking their MA studies in the Design Products department at The Royal College of Art. The pairs common interest in the borders of creation, process and material has put them on a shared path. One that operates across a wide range of disciplines and seeks to work with existing industries to create products, interiors, concepts or unique commissions more true and telling of their creation and ‘will’.

As part of the residence, ODD MATTER will give a public lecture on May 15 at 19.00 in Malmö Konsthall.