Iridescence is an optical phenomenon, being found on a wide variety of surfaces in nature, caused by thin film interference. When a thin film is exposed to light, various colors can be seen.


Due to the formation of a thin oxide film during the tempering process, various colors become visible on a metal or alloy . Trace is a solid multifaceted shape, treated with heat in order to reveals this unsuspected beauty. The hue changes on each facet of the object and creates an interaction effect with paper.

The work is the result of researches in iridescence surfaces and optical phenomena in nature. 



Trace | 2018 | Paper weight

Polished stainless steel | Tempering process | ø 25  x  140  mm

Photography studio Ariane Shirvani, Daniel Vontz