‘My involvement with
titanium started in the late seventies in the wake of the
1976 landmark exhibition at the Electrum Gallery of the
work of Edward de Large, Kevin Coates and James Brent Ward.
At first my use of titanium was limited in terms of colour
(blue only) and role (mainly decorative). From 1979 onwards
titanium became the main component of my designs, whether
large-batch, small-batch produced or one-offs.
I use it mostly in combination with stainless steel, sometimes
with a touch of 18ct gold.
My aim is, I think, to highlight some of the specific characteristics
of titanium (lightweight, durability, colouring possibilities)
within the context of unfussy, near-minimalist designs.
In my newest work I try to explore the play of refracted
and reflected light on the metal.’
(All photography by Joel Degen)