“Rapid Handmade” Furniture by Jenny Nordberg

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Experimenting with “rapid handmade” furniture, the Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg handcrafted these pieces on a fast clock. She produced each design in just 3-5 minutes and the entire range in under an hour. The resulting furnishings are one-of-a-kind with uneven finish and varied stamps, embodying a sense of urgency and industrial style. Made of parts that one can buy from a run-of-the-mill hardware store, the collection can be made as a DIY project, though the process may take longer and yield less desirable results in the hands of someone with less skill and confidence than Nordberg. Hard-edged pieces such as the chairs and storage trolley feature gray siding and naturally finished wood for the respective seat and shelf. Putty grips are slapped on to soften the edges, and colorful printed Kvadrat cushion the seating. The collection exhibited as part of 12 Designers, 12 Methods at the 2015 Stockholm Furniture Fair and is currently on view at Vandalorum, where Nordberg’s solo show will continue until April 6th, 2015. Nordberg’s work can be admired online as well; check out her brisk process on Vimeo in a behind-the-scenes video by Andreas Kurtsson.

 

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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