Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck makes furniture from scraps of wood, metal, and foam, which he wraps in metallic foil and a clear coat of resin.

His seemingly calcified designs are wonders of transformation, in which upcycled scrap materials are turned into crystalline forms rendered in bright hues.

Two works are installed in the Grotto, their complex surfaces in harmony with the richly carved decoration.

The pieces connect with the historic features of the space - the watery surfaces refer to the nearby indoor fountain - and the crystalline forms resemble those of Chatsworth’s geological collections, a connection emphasised by the placement of mineral specimens inside Schanck’s cabinet, Cryo C Cabinet.

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