Sigve Knutson, the exciting new talent in contemporary design, comes to Beirut to present his project Drawing Objects, after the success and debut of his work at Milan Design Week and Nomad Monaco last April.
Knutson developed this project to explore how a designer might work if the qualities of drawing, without waning one’s original intuitions, were applied to the various phases of production.
During the production process, the designer’s rich personal imagery is translated and transformed, smoothed and filtered. There is a gradual decline of the original intuitions. By connecting drawing to crafts, for instance, a new range of methods and ways of making objects emerges. Traces and marks from the production are left visible on the surface of the objects, making a stronger connection with the drawings. The intuitive and personal are not smoothed away, but they become the foundations from which objects are born