“Complementary” Capsule Collection for Autor Fair 2017
“Combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.”
The definition of the word ‘complementary’ perfectly describes the relation between concrete and steel in reinforced concrete structures.
I was inspired by the perfect synergy of these two materials. The compressive strength of concrete and the tensile strength of steel work together allowing the structure to sustain all types of stresses.
I immediately saw this as a perfect symbol for the equilibrium, essential in almost every aspect of our life, between different features: power is balanced by sensibility, pragmatism by idealism, determination by flexibility.