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Weathered // Kneip

Spotted at 100% Norway exhibition in Ventura Lambrate, during last edition of Fuorisalone in Milan, Studio Kneip is a craft design and art studio run and founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud. With their work, the two designers from Oslo are trying to push the boundaries between art, design and craftsmanship, drawing inspiration mostly from nature, geometry and weather. They’re interested in telling stories through their objects keeping an high focus on quality. All the products indeed, are handmade by them, and are either unique pieces or made in small series.

The objects we’re going to show you are the result of a process begun exploring two themes: weather and natural phenomena. Weathered is a series including 5 sculptures, all inspired by manifestations of the force of nature, such as wind, humidity, waves and seismic movements.

The Weathered project can be seen as a direct continuation of the previous one, called Pat. Vol 1. With these objects, the duo have been exploring the processes of oxidation by which color can be added to steel. The sculptures show rough and blurry surfaces, something like the one we can see on planets in photographs or through telescopes.

If you’re in London for the Design Week make sure to stop by the rerun of the 100% Norway exhibition, 24-27 September at Tent London.


// Avvistati alla mostra 100% Norway in Ventura Lambrate, durante l’ultima edizione del Fuorisalone di Milano, Studio Kneip è uno studio d’arte, artigianato e design guidato e fondato da Jørgen Platou Willumsen e Stian Korntved Ruud. Attraverso il loro lavoro, i due designer di Oslo cercano di spingere i confini tra arte, design e artigianato, traendo ispirazione dalla natura, dalla geometria e dal clima. Sono interessati a raccontare storie per mezzo dei loro progetti mantenendo alta l’attenzione per l’alta qualità. Tutti i prodotti infatti, sono realizzati a mano da loro e sono pezzi unici o di piccolissime serie. 

Gli oggetti che vi mostriamo qui sono il risultato di un processo iniziato con l’esplorazione di due temi: il clima e i fenomeni naturali. Weathered è una serie che include cinque sculture, tutte ispirate dalle manifestazioni della forza della natura, come il vento, l’umidità, le onde e i movimenti sismici. 

Il progetto Weathered può essere visto come la diretta continuazione di un progetto precedente, nominato “Pat. Vol 1”. Con questa serie, il duo ha analizzato i processi di ossidazione dell’acciaio, per mezzo dei quali vi può essere aggiunto il colore. Le sculture presentano per questo una superficie grezza e mossa, che somiglia a quella dei pianeti visibile sulle fotografie o dal telescopio.

Se siete a Londra per la Design Week fate in modo di passare alla ri-edizione di 100% Norway, dal 24 al 27 Settembre presso la Tent London.

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Weathered series.

Kneip_Weathered_Breeze

Breeze, a series that shows wind direction. Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When it occur differences in atmospheric pressure, air moves from the higher to the lover pressure area, resulting in winds in various speeds.

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Breeze, detail.

Kneip_Weathered_hygrometer

Hygrometer, an instrument used for measuring moisture in the atmosphere. The construction consists of a large oak cylinder, turned brass components, carbon rod and horsehair. The horsehair is tightly fastened between the carbon fibres. The moisture in the air will make the hair expand or contract.

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Hygrometer, detail.

Kneip_Weathered_Swell

Swell, a sculpture that visualize movements of swells. Swells is a series of mechanical waves that propagate along the interface between water and air and often referred to as surface gravity waves

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Swell, detail.

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Swell, detail.

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Swell, detail.

Kneip_Weathered_Seismoscope

Seismoscope, an instrument that indicates seismic movements generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other seismic sources. The sculpture will tell us how big the measurements were by leave marks with the brass pendant on the copper panel.

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Seismoscope, detail.

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Seismoscope, an instrument that indicates seismic movements generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other seismic sources. The sculpture will tell us how big the measurements were by leave marks with the brass pendant on the copper panel.

pat vol1

Pat. vol 1, a series of sculptures that have close relations to some of our biggest inspirations – nature, weather and the geometry.

pat vol1

Pat. Vol 1. The sculptures show rough and blurry surfaces, something like the one we can see on planets in photographs or through telescopes.




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