Material and dimensions:
Walnut and oak
30 x 64 x 47 cm
15 x 64 x 47 cm
Anders Sune Berg
Michael Sangkoyo Gramtorp
About the project:
Inspired by the ritual of storing beloved things, Dependables is a unique box system made out of solid walnut and oak wood. With an elegant stacking feature the boxes can be transformed into a piece of sculptural and functional furniture. The boxes are crafted by hand, carefully giving every little detail full attention.
Dependables is a sculptural storage system inspired by the simple ritual of storing things. A box is the symbol of storing as a way of protecting and caring for our most precious belongings. The perforated sides of the Dependables gives a decorative appearance and allows us to have visual contact with the stored objects whilst being stacked away. Handcrafted details inside the box emphasizes the value of the stored objects as the rounded edges seem to shield them. A detail under the boxes makes an elegant stacking feature that can transform the simple boxes into a piece of sculptural and functional furniture.
The craft is omnipresent in Dependables. The boxes are made in solid walnut and oak, crafted in the wood workshop using classic woodworking methods such as joinery and milling. Every detail is carefully done by hand, leaving the work with a touch of life and personality – which is often absent in mass-fabricated products.
Designer, born 1984
Designer Maria Bruun was appointed emerging talent 2019-2020 by the Danish Arts Foundation. This honorable appointment positions Maria Bruun as one of the most promising emerging designers in Denmark right now. Bruun works with furniture and interior design as well as creative direction. She is a part of the duo MBADV that works with objects in the cross-field between art, architecture and design. MBADV is a collaboration with architect Anne Dorthe Vester.
Maria Bruun was nominated for the Dezeen Awards 2018 in the category ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’. In 2015, she won the National Solo Award with MBADV for the prestigious Danish Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen. In 2016, MBADV presented the acclaimed Solo Exhibition FRAGMENT at the Spring Exhibition. MBADV is currently represented by the London-based design gallery FUMI. Danish furniture brand Paustian manufactures Maria Bruun’s mirror series Mirror Mirror, which won the Danish Design Awards “Design of the year” in 2014. Maria Bruun is co-founder and co-organizer of RE F O R M Design Biennale – a biannual curated platform for emerging design talents.
2012: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design.
2015: Co-founder at MBADV
2014: Co-founder at RE F O R M Design Biennale
SELECTED GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2019-2020: Emerging talent, Danish Arts Foundation.
2019: Solar Foundation of 1978
2018: Emerging Designer of the year, Dezeen Awards (Nomination)
2016: Formex Nova, SE (Nomination)
2015: Membership of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Society of Artists
2015: National solo award, Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (MBADV)
2019: CHART Art Fair, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Mirror Mirror, MUDAC, Musée de Design et D’Art Appliques
2016: Fragment, Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark (MBADV)
2015: Objects of Use, Etage Projects, Denmark (MBADV)