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Octave by Abi Alice is produced simply by cutting, bending and welding specific areas of an 18/10 stainless steel sheet and the result is an elegant centrepiece. The polished finishing enhances the sophisticated simplicity of the object. This project reflects the Abi Alice's interest in mathematics and geometry. With Octave the designer explores the potential ability of the ellipse to create harmonic and proportionate forms. In music, an octave is the interval between one tone and another. These new objects were created using this ratio, which corresponds to a musical octave: the inspiration behind the name of the project.
Her artistic practice extends across a range of creative disciplines, from painting, photography and sculpture to sound and object design. Mathematics, geometry, folding, abstraction, colour and form are frequently explored in her work. Alice has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in fine art. Alice approaches design from an artistic point of view. In many instances her abstract paintings are the foundation for her product design. Alice's work is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.