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ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Copenhagen-based Else-Rikke Bruun has merged contemporary production techniques and traditional weaving practices into a piece of spatial furniture. Textile Veneer displays the lightness and fluidity of textiles, translated through CNC milled plywood strands that simply slot together without the need of screws or glue. This simple, yet technically complex composition undulates across space, creating a piece that interacts with light and shadow. With inspiration coming in the form of traditional Mexican weaving techniques, the work presents a functional daily object with a unique combination of material and form.
Material and dimensions:
Birch plywood, birch aeroplane plywood, oil, pigment.
150 x 145 x 20cm
Anders Sune Berg
Textile Veneer presents a flexible piece of spatial furniture inspired by textile structures and patterns. Viewed from afar as a solid structure, the use of layered, intersecting slivers of birch plywood veneer move in a wave-like motion to create cavities of negative space within the overall structure. These open cavities allow light to partially intersect the piece – resulting in a dance of light and shadow as both illumination and the user interact with the screen. Utilising CNC milling technology, the birch plywood structure simply slots together, allowing a flexibility in the formed structure; individual units can be formed into curvaceous environments, or linked together to create larger spaces. This flexibility imitates the Japanese typology of spatial planning – traditional screens and removable walls that allow alternative functions within a single space. In contemporary times, when the mixed use of the home has taken on extra importance, Bruun views her ongoing fascination with screening objects as a transformative daily tool – combining functionality with a high visual aesthetic.
Architect and designer, born 1975.
The work of Copenhagen-based architect and designer Else-Rikke Bruun intersects traditional craft practices and a contemporary approach to research-led design. Fascinated by the accumulation of knowledge present in craft practices passed down through generations, Else-Rikke views her work as an important step in creating new traditions that merge the past and the future. Each project starts with a thematic framework in which craft techniques, materials and typologies are fused together – resulting in harmonious work from a seemingly disparate mix of ingredients. For a period of time, her studio has focused on investigating the design of screening objects – creating spatial furniture that unite her training within architecture and design.
2010: MA, Architecture, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark.
2002: BA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark.
GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2020: Architect in Residence, Can Lis, Spain.
2020: Project Grant, Grosserer L.F. Foghts Foundation, Denmark.
2020: Working Grant, The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark.
2019: Project Grant, The Beckett Foundation, Denmark.
2019: Project Grant, Denmark’s Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond of 1968, Denmark.
2019: Project Grant, Augustinus Foundation, Denmark.
2018: Architect in Residence, San Cataldo, Italy.
2017: Architect in Residence, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway.
2020: Curator in collaboration with Helen Hemsley, COME AGAIN, Officinet, Denmark.
2019: Solo Exhibition, Danish Association of Architects, Denmark.
2018: Solo Exhibition, Officinet, Denmark.
2017: The Biennale of Craft and Design, Denmark.
2017: Danish Design Makers, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden.
2015: The Biennale of Craft and Design, Denmark.