Cache is an object inspired by Swedish Jördkällare (traditional earth cellars), which remain dotted in and around the landscape of the Dalsland region today.
Food waste is continuing to be a global problem and by storing food correctly, the freshness is extended and the food preserved.
Cache is a piece that conserves and helps cool your vegetables thanks to the evaporation of water and porosity of its ceramics. Moreover, it creates a podium the food deserves.
Most vegetables get too cold in refrigerators but go bad quickly when stored outside the refrigerator. Your (homegrown) fruits and vegetables are stored in a piece of furniture that makes for an excellent display, and by making the act of storing your vegetables more of a ritual, it encourages people to appreciate food in a new way.
Cache is part of my exam work at HDK Academy of design and crafts, University of Gothenburg.
Exhibited at Ventura Lambrate, Milan design week 2016; Exam Exhibition HDK 2016 and Steneby Exhibit 2016.
Though it looks and feels like an indoor chair, comfort is not the only feature that describes its use. This chair is designed to bring the cozy indoor feeling outside.
The design for the frame was kept simple and open so the chairs, even on busy terraces would feel inviting. The stackability makes the chair flexible for various occasions and locations.
The wood used is treated to make it withstand the elements for at least 25 years. The fabric, designed for tents and awnings, makes sure the seating endures the weather to accompany the wooden frame. Natural colours were chosen to emphasise the relieved feeling we get when the first sun rays come out and we can broaden our living space by going outside.
Stack is a chair for sharing comfort, indoors as well as outdoors.
The challenge was to create a knock-down desk that was easy to assembly by the end user. Snap is designed to be flat packed and easy to transport up in narrow staircases for a 3rd floor loft. I developed this table to be milled by a CNC-router from a single sheet of 18mm furniture grade birch plywood. The top is finished with a waterborne polyurethane lacquer to create a wear-resistant surface.
Commissioned in 2014.
About a Plant
The expanding urbanisation of our society widens the gap between humans and nature more and more each day. To reconnect with our roots, About a Plant gives nature back the stage and challenges us to interact with this little piece of life. Partly concealed but not hidden it invites you to take a closer look. At night this object gives nature light to flourish, so that it in return can empower you during the day.
Task – desk lamp
Task is a desk lamp designed to be the helping hand when doing small tasks. The head and base are cast in concrete, a material that is in a big contrast with the warmth of the ash wood and the emitted light. The parts are held together with turned brass thumbscrews.
The head is outfitted with a G4-fixture to fit a warm coloured halogen 20W-bulb. These bulbs have excellent dimming capabilities, perfect to set the mood and the desired amount of light.
ISO 216-Tray series
A series of desk trays, based on the ISO 216-standard sizes of A4, A5 and A6. Mahogany wood, 40mm height and treated with Osmo clear hardwax to last for years.
My bachelor graduation project was in collaboration with the Dutch company Boska; one of the biggest producers of cheese-related kitchen tools for the consumer and professional market.
The brief was as open as it was straight forward: How can we compete with the major brands seen in department stores?
The outcome is a shop-in-shop concept, build up using this modular piece of furniture. The frames can be linked, flipped and stacked to ensure maximum flexibility, while they can be cladded with either panels, doors, shelves or left open. Using these blocks you can adapt to any environment, and by this way keeping costs down by having virtually no design and development costs for new locations.
Graduated Delft University of Technology