Wunderkammer is the start of a journey through the lens of curiosity and geology: a grand scale through which I’ve interpreted the mineral world. It’s a world that has fascinated me since the discovery of my first crystal on a beach as a young boy, its structure speaking of patterns and otherworldly possibilities, made physical.
This exhibition is my little love letter to rocks and crystals, echoing my connection with nature, reminding me of the importance of grounding in our physical world. Each mineral is a testament to the shifting landscapes of time. With the physicality of design, I aim to share the joy of creation. Like portals to other worlds, each piece embodies a synergy of nature and human skill.
The WINGS OF PEGASUS lighting series and the SPECIMEN TABLE are not simply objects; they act as silent narrators, telling stories of far-off lands and the mesmerising dance between nature and craftsmanship. The CABINETS are prototypes for a future museum I’d love to build one day.
Transporting ideas across time and space is my big question. I hope I can answer that, through inspiration, through casting new light on the intricate beauty of minerals and their profound influence on our world. May you feel the allure of that first crystal in your hand, opening up another world of possibility, here made physical.
— Christopher Boots