For the Norwegian exhibition “Structure” in Milan 2016, I made two projects and combined them into one product.
The textile project takes the idea of ‘traces’ as its starting point, using ancient, naturally occurring Norwegian materials and digitally transforming them into new patterns.
My first textile designs are inspired by Norwegian granite (supplied by Lundhs) – particularly its formation millions of years ago from the melting and mingling of different minerals miles below the surface, and the way that its monochrome appearance from a distance reveals more complex color tones close up.
To support the textile, I worked on a new armchair prototype that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. This is a interpretation of a chair you often find at elder traditional Norwegian mountain cabins.
For more information visit www.norwegianstructure.com