BOTANICAL FURNITURE SPECIES

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          A Light Table and Sun Bench 

that reflect the weather and surroundings, made of slender wooden frames, solid wooden beams and rectangular silver-plated brass reflectors. We have made the design in the darkest months of the year in Denmark - Resulting in a set of light healing furniture based on our longing for the daylight. 

DimensionsSun Bench: L 200 x W 50 x H 75cmLight Table: L 84 x W 63 x H 110 cm 

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        The inspiration 

came from an architectural analysis of the exhibition site and a series of free associations on the ambience of the San Simpliciano cloister. Open to the elements, the sheltered courtyard lets in daylight, fresh air and rain and offers a calm space for contemplation, pause and reflection – like a garden without soil. To bring out this atmosphere, we created two furniture pieces conceived as geometrical ‘flowers’ for this garden and as sculptural structures that accentuate the changing weather, the light, sun and rain. Another important source of inspiration was Karl Blossfeldt’s (1865–1932) lifelong work with botanical photography. 

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          Exhibited at

MINDCRAFT18 in Milan and CRAFTED MATTER19 at The Cheongju Craft Biennale in South Korea / curated by Ditte Hammerstrøm

Dimensions: Sun Bench: L 200 x W 50 x H 75cm / Light Table: L 84 x W 63 x H 110 cm 

The exhibition opening at San Simpliciano Cloister, Milano Italy, 2018

Mindcraft is an award winning international exhibition concept presented by The Danish Arts Foundation. 

The chosen focus of MINDCRAFT18 is on the essence of the work with design and craft. In this year’s exhibition, the objects on display take centre stage, with an emphasis on the hands-on engagement with the material and the visual, aesthetic and sensuous qualities of the objects. Ditte Hammerstrøm 

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          Acknowledgements
Thanks to Møbelsnedkeriet Kjeldtoft, The Danish Arts Foundation & Curator Ditte Hammerstrøm

Photo by Anders Sunebjerg, Kristine Funch

Inspiration source: Karl Blossfeld

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