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Laura Daza: Colour Provenance

Work / Product Design

Laura Daza explores how we capture colour using ancient techniques

We often take colour for granted in this digital age where our rich tapestry of tones and hues comes as standard on a computer tool bar and getting the right shade is just a few clicks away. Columbian designer Laura Daza wants to shake us out of this complacency, and her project Colour Provenance is an investigation into the ancient origins of colour pigment.

Fascinated by the power of colour and the moods and emotions they evoke, Laura set about learning the processes in which colour was once sourced, crafted and utilised in the past. The result is wonderful and while the concept is really strong, it’s the way Laura’s presented her outcomes that elevates this project even more. Her extracted pigments are elegantly incased in sculptural colour co-ordinated vessels or paired with the original materials used to create lovely 3D vignettes.

It’s a true celebration of ancient rituals combined with pure alchemy, executed with genuine consideration for her materials and the importance they used to carry before our reliance on mass production. Be sure to watch the video below to see how Laura creates these beautiful capsules of colour.

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