‘Sculpting Scent’ is our exclusive collaboration with Laboratory Perfumes and Zuza Mengham as part of London Design Festival, presenting a unique exploration into the relationship between scent and the other senses. London-based artist Zuza Mengham has partnered with Laboratory Perfumes and The Conran Shop to create six beautiful sculptures that serve as physical representations of the perfumer’s intangible fragrances, including the brand new eau de toilette, Atlas. The resin sculptures are all strikingly beautiful and completely unique to one another, like Laboratory Perfume’s scent collection: Atlas, Samphire, Gorse, Amber and Tonka. Mengham has transformed the individual notes of the fragrances into unique combinations of colour, angles and visual effects and each sculpture is available for purchase from our Marylebone store.
SAMPHIRE: Layers of indigo evoke oceanic Samphire
TONKA: Slate powder creates a mottled base to represent the Tonka bean
The ocean-reminiscent freshness of Samphire is evoked by the way in which light plays through layers of translucent blue resin; while the crisp, citrus note in Gorse becomes a clear yellow hue; and the eponymous beans of Tonka are represented through speckles of slate. The exhibition also celebrates the launch of Laboratory Perfumes’ fifth scent – Atlas. Inspired by the transporting scents and scenery of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, Atlas is blended around the nostalgic aromas of pipe tobacco, with layers of rum, vanilla and hay, and fresh top notes of ozone. Mengham has interpreted this deep, fresh fragrance through a prismatic miasma of umber and ochre, echoing the mountains’ silhouette. Each sculpture has complex layers, facets and textures that shift as the piece is viewed from different angles, reflecting the changing notes and aromas of Laboratory Perfumes’ scents as they develop throughout the day.
ATLAS: The brand new fragrance uses amber and ochre hues
ATLAS: A reflection of the scent’s inspiration, the Atlas Mountains
The official launch of ‘Sculpting Scent’ will take place on Thursday 15th September from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at The Conran Shop Marylebone. You can read more about the event, on-going exhibition and our exclusive Q&A with Zuza over on the Journal.
Sculpting Scent by Zuza Mengham
From 15th – 25th September
The Conran Shop Marylebone
55 Marylebone Hight Street