Bench BY Sigve Knutson
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Sigve 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.
Sigve Knutson (b. 1991, Norway) is an experimental designer based in between Oslo and Eindhoven. He obtained an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. His practice is motivated by a drawing mentality and a fascination for the intuitive and playful rather than the smoothened and planned. Through a series of methods and material combinations that allows for intuition and spontaneous actions, he aims to make his objects in the same free way as he would make a drawing.
Sigve Knutson explores materials and techniques that share the same qualities as his drawings. Hammering metal is a way to shape a flat sheet of any metal, he was interested in the act of using force to make something flat into a volume and using an outline as a mold to control the shape of the volume. Traces of the production become the surface of the objects as each piece is hand-hammered into its shape.