- A sense of the past in a furniture for the future -
Degree project - Master of Fine Art in Design from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, 2023.
In pieces I wanted to create a design solution
inspired by traditional wooden furnitures. Furnitures, like the kitchen sofa
with built in storage and a place to sleep or the lockable free-standing linnen
cabinet that held hand crafted treasures safe and clean inside. Furnitures that
are large in size and can be hard to fit into smaller homes today but that
holds a huge sentimental value to the owner and often are handed down through
generations as heirlooms.
So what if I could weave in a piece of my own family history into a design solution that can fit in smaller living spaces while still be an attractive choise for larger ones?
Pieces resulted in two
wooden cabinets that tell part of my family history through the repetitative, organic
shapes that I have implemented into them. They are a tribute to my grandmother
Aino and her three year younger sister Hanna and my way of symbolically
reclaiming their right to the land, the forests and the lakes around their
childhood home that the two sisters didn´ t get to share with their siblings in
the inheritance after my great-grandparents.
Link to my Master's thesis can be found here.