Mercury Bureau

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Toronto, Canada

Mercury Bureau is a Toronto-based studio founded by Shane Krepakevich.
Mercury Bureau designs limited-edition objects that emerge from an experimental studio practice.
Drawing from a background in geology and contemporary art, we create focused, sculptural editions that achieve complex results with the simplest means.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

(3 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

Now on Sale

(3 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

(1 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

PROXY VESSEL

Recognizing two cupped hands as one of the earliest vessels, Proxy Vessel starts with a measurement of the maximum volume of sand that I can hold in my two hands. This measurement is the basis for the interior volume of a simple trough-form vessel, created in sand-cast bronze to mirror the material used for the volume measurement. The final object constitutes both abstracted self portraiture, and projective portraiture for anyone considering the imagined difference of volume held by their hands and my own.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

(5 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

PROXY VESSEL

Recognizing two cupped hands as one of the earliest vessels, Proxy Vessel starts with a measurement of the maximum volume of sand that I can hold in my two hands. This measurement is the basis for the interior volume of a simple trough-form vessel, created in sand-cast bronze to mirror the material used for the volume measurement. The final object constitutes both abstracted self portraiture, and projective portraiture for anyone considering the imagined difference of volume held by their hands and my own.

Now on Sale
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(5 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

(3 Piece)
The Pebble & The Stone is a family of five sand cast stem blocks developed in collaboration with Flùr in Toronto. Inspired by geologic fact and design possibility, these blocks anchor stems in a waterless state, for use with dried flora or temporary displays of fresh flora. These objects reflect common geometrical and proportional foundations, while bearing the nuance, warmth, and inflection of natural forms. Each block features the unique signature of its casting, with variations in texture and surface detail.

THE PEBBLE AND THE STONE

Mercury Bureau