Gambol by Material Immaterial
Play is an integral part of our everyday life. It allows one to break free from the otherwise mundane, creating cheerful moments and happy memories that can last a lifetime. The innocence of childhood and the playfulness with which we gamboled around aimlessly loosing track of time and space, slowly starts fading away as the routine of a more serious adult takes center stage.
While we get engrossed in the daily walks of this life, the child in us seeks escape, a respite from the mundane. Though momentarily these rituals of play can help enhance life.
This artifact mimics the play of childhood as the rolling balls Gambol around hopping and gliding through paths carved alongside arcades and stairways, converging into a large bowl.
When one draws parallels with some of their childhood experiences, this is bound to bring a nostalgic smile of your face.
We at Material Immaterial studio present this creation we call Gambol to help you remember some of your childhood moments.
This one is for the child in you.
Dimensions : 138mm x 130mm x88mm (W x D x H)
Materials: Concrete, SS balls 3.5mm Ø
Weight: 1545 Grams
Note: 'Gambol' comes as a set along with Sixteen steel balls (916 grade) to make your work time more fun!!
MIM studio uses a high density, high performance custom concrete mix which is resistant to weathering. As concrete is a composite material, each piece will be slightly different in terms of colour and texture and pores. Also over time concrete products will undergo slight efflorescence. This natural occurrence can be mitigated by frequent use. Furthermore in time concrete items do become darker as they interact with moisture and air.Reclaimed Teak wood has been used for all our products, so certain features of its earlier use will be visible. The wood has been finished with linseed oil. The metal used in cufflinks is Sterling silver (925 Grade).
Avoid storing the products in humid or wet environments since water will penetrate the pores of the concrete and stain. Although they use dense mix concrete, chipping is possible if dropped or when the product makes contact with certain hard surfaces. To avoid chipping please handle the product with care and place them on soft surfaces. Our Concrete items do not require any special maintenance. Dry dusting if required with clean fibre cloth or a soft brush. For Cufflinks we have used Silver which oxidises over time, so necessary care to be taken.
All the products usually ship within 7 days of placing the order.
No refunds or returns on art sales
Material immaterial studio is built on the basic principles of bare beauty of materials. They are essentially minimalist, their designs do not offer any utopian prescriptions, rather the approach has always been of what to leave out, rather than what to put in. This reduction process is what takes them through a mirror, emerging out on the other side to discover richness, like in the subtle differences between five shades of white and the sense of release that comes from allowing space to be unencumbered by visual distractions.