A Dutch Duo’s Albers-Inspired Acrylic Boxes
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on a little project about Josef Albers, so the idea that color might function as a material has been front and center in our minds. And perhaps no contemporary studio’s work has pushed color into as defining a role as the Dutch duo Raw Color (whose monochromatic Color Study, one of the first projects ever commissioned on Sight Unseen, is still one of our most referenced stories). Their latest project, a series of acrylic boxes whose multicolored planes intersect and blend into one other, is one of their best to date and pushes color even further into Albers territory. Each of the Hue Boxes is created from only four colors but gives the appearance of containing many more, thanks to the translucency of the acrylic. The boxes were created for the Dutch Invertuals exhibition during Dutch Design Week; we finally got our hands on the full photographic set and are sharing them with you today.