Material and dimensions:
Brass, stainless-steel, diabase
Anders Sune Berg
Michael Sangkoyo Gramtorp
About the project:
A complex construction made out of a brass skeleton with stainless-steel structures and steel wire, forms the body of the mobile, Focus. The mobile is designed to always have the same side focused towards the centerpiece – the black diabase. Creating an awareness and tension between materials, function and purpose.
The mobile Focus is created from a complex construction were a brass skeleton, with stainless steel structures and steel wire forms the body of the mobile. The object requires a thorough reading before it reveals how it is structured, how it balances, but also to a large extent why and how it illuminates. The steel wire functions as a cord, giving light to the minimalist fragile luminous rotating glass object. Focus is designed to always have the same side focused toward the centrepiece – the black diabase.
The materials are carefully selected based on their qualities and their interrelationship and how they appear together. Glass is fragile, light and transparent, stones are heavy and give weight and thus adds balance to the mobile. Focus creates a tension between the soft and the hard the fragile and the robust, the dark and the light, the floating and the mounted. It is a spatial object on the tilt of the functional. The mobile is both an abstract object and an ornament to the room.
Furniture designer, b. 1983
Kasper Kjeldgaard is occupied working from a set of ground rules such as the laws of nature. He is concerned with how objects can move us closer to an understanding of the nature around us. This way of seeing, creating and meeting the world is key to Kjeldgaard’s work. The method comes to life when he works with gravity, rotation, centring and friction. Kjeldgaard finds that the fundamental premises for the coherence of our physical world, becomes a poetic reflection on what design is, and where the distinction between the abstract and the functional is. Most of Kjeldgaard’s objects spring from an ongoing exploration of the limits and capacities of techniques and materials and of the different hierarchies and interplay among the materials.
2016: Furniture designer, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
SELECTED GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2019: Danish Arts Foundation, working grant
2017: Danish Arts Foundation, working grant
2017: Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968, project grant
2017: Danish Arts Foundation, project grant
2016: Danish Arts Foundation, project grant
2017: ‘The year of the Circle’, Patrick Parrish, New York, USA
2017: ‘MINDCRAFT 17’, Milan, Italy
2016: ‘Chart Design’, The Curio, Copenhagen
2016: Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2016: ‘If it’s a chair’, Patrick Parrish, New York USA