Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
Temporal exercise 1 & 2.

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
Temporal exercise 1 (shelve).

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
Temporal exercise 2 (table).

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
59,55 kg asphalt produced by second.

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
150 water litres consumed per person a day.

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
31,24m electric cable stolen per hour (seat). 490 g copper tube consumed per second (light).

Temporal by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz | Yellowtrace
Temporal, installation view.

 

Seeking to visualise the average ‘statistics’ of consumption in his native Spain, Eindhoven-based  recently debuted a conceptual furniture series titled Temporal at Madrid-based  gallery. “The average kilos of asphalt produced by second, the amount of copper tube that we consume, the water volume used by person every day in Spain and the amount of metres of cable stolen per hour are data transformed into objects for this collection,” explains the designer.

Taking United Nations’ information about production and consumption of his country as a starting point, Lucas Muñoz Muñoz has designed a collection in which the function is defined by the volume and the quantity of materials.

Muñoz took the point of an observer over design, using it as a Trojan horse to infiltrate information in the domestic realm. His aim was to inspire awareness about human space and our collective footprint. The data that represents each of us and as a whole, once decontextualised from graphics and abstract numbers in newspapers and shown in physical space, materialises the footprint of our presence as citizens and consumers.

In contrast to his initial statement, two additional pieces – the shelf and the table – complete the Temporal collection. These two objects are purely physical, rather than containing meaning, creating a sharp contrast for the exhibition.

Lucas Muñoz Muñoz has been making and producing since his early twenties. He founded eStudio enPieza! in Madrid with his friend, David Tamame. Since 2012, Lucas has been working on his own from the Netherlands, crafting and developing pieces that address the realities of the artificial. Never shying away from the power of humour, his body of work includes a wide range of typologies, spanning varied applications like boats, speakers, chairs and lamps. In addition to being a strong workshop maker, Lucas also develops conceptual and critical work based on local and context-driven research.

 

 


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