An organic table that doubles as a sculpture, the Dal Piece references the effect of water erosion on mountainous rock.
Marking the third collaboration between Danish brand ferm LIVING and Norwegian artist Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng, Dal Piece is a sculptural table that takes inspiration from nature. The team launched this distinctive furniture design during the 2023 3daysofdesign event. The project follows on the footsteps of the Morf Sculpture and Rotben, two artistic pieces that also blur the line between art, design and function. Likewise, this table brings an organic accent into living spaces. Similarly to the artist’s previous work, the Dal Piece features irregular forms created by hand. The multifaceted shapes appear different depending on the viewing angle, encouraging the user to interact with the piece of furniture.
Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng also explores sustainable design principles in her work. “When a certain piece draws you in and leaves you with a distinct sense of belonging, I find that you are less likely to replace it. I believe that these are the objects that you hold on to throughout your life, and maybe even pass on to the next generation,” explains the artist.
An eco-friendly piece of furniture made of recycled aluminum.
A nature lover, the artist looks to Norway’s breathtaking landscapes for inspiration. The Dal Piece references the effects of water erosion on rock. More specifically, the rugged forms of a mountainside shaped by a trickle of water that over time carves the stone. The table doubles as an art object and functional item in a home. Crafted from recycled cast aluminum, the table is both eco-friendly and extremely durable and versatile.
The Dal Piece made its debut at 3daysofdesign, which this year takes place between June 7 – 9. If you’re in Copenhagen, you can see the sculptural table in person at the ferm LIVING Showroom & Boutique, at Kuglegaardsvej 1-5, 1434 Copenhagen. The brand will also present an exhibition created in collaboration with Royal Danish Academy of Design student Lin Halding Andersson. Named Story of Layers, the exhibition offers an immersive visual experience that explores the ways ferm LIVING tracks and minimizes the CO2 impact of its products.