The Tyndall Vessel Collection lends itself to creative interpretations with an open-ended function, purposefully left undefined. Envisioned to exist as a cluster of 12, each form interacts with the next to create interesting staging opportunities. The shifting sequence of forms, ranging from 33cm at the highest point and 5cm at the lowest, create exciting opportunities for presenting clusters in playful configurations. Each Tyndall Vessel is original with its own texture and veining pattern. Over time each vessel will develop a unique patina intensifying the character of each piece.

Tyndall stone is a type of limestone that is quarried exclusively in Manitoba, Canada. A porous light stone, Tyndall stone has an intricate grey veining pattern that courses through each slab. The dark veining within the stone(dolomite), is dense and performs a similar function that rebar does for concrete bonding with the porous light stone to keep the structural integrity of the material. The dolomite portion of Tyndall stone was created by the burrowing of ancient marine creatures within the deposited limestone bed. The evidence of their existence can be found on the face of each slab of Tyndall stone. The light more porous stone that exists between the dolomite deposits is highly reactive to naturally occurring acids. These acids which often interact with the stone through a prolonged period of daily use will leave traces and inform portions of this porous material. As Tyndall stone is only quarried in Manitoba it is common among the Prairie Provinces to see many, if not most, civic structures clad in the stone. Favoured by many architects and builders at the turn of the century for its durability and resilient dynamic beauty.

Design Thom Fougere Studio
Photography Thom Fougere Studio
Manufacturing Gillis Quarries

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