Akko Goldenbeld discovered a set of weathered air tanks during one of his regular visits to the local metal junkyard. As a musician, he was instantly mesmerised by the long serene sound the tanks created when clashing into each other. By turning on the light, the sound is re-created to capture a sense of calmness and awareness in a world that seems to travel faster than light. Goldenbeld remembers watching his father work with large machinery during his childhood. That impression quickly changed into a fascination for metals. He prefers weathered materials because of their unique look which is hard to reproduce. He always integrates sound in his design in an unexpected way and his intuitive way of designing is similar to how he composes his music. By experimenting and improvising, Goldenbeld slowly discovers the best approach, which often leads to pleasant surprises.
Air tank made of brass and steel
32 x 12cm
Black and brass
Wdstck is an Amsterdam based brand offering art and design from seven different artists. Most objects are available in limited copies and provided with a certificate of authenticity.