Furniture is – quite possibly even more than other kinds of objects – open to human interpretation. This means that it is in fact quite easy to apprehend a piece of furniture as a reflection of the body’s proportions. Our intention is to challenge this common understanding of furniture. To investigate the borderline territory between space and object we based our creation process on the shaping of a divan. We have worked with a horizontal format in combination with a downplayed visual element. The divan is at the same time present and absent due to its long and low shape which almost disappears into the floor, but at the same time represents a strong spatial element.
We have had a hierarchical approach to the selection of materials, which is obvious in the compositional construction of the two layers. More than that we focus on the honesty of the different materials, which are presented in their pure shape and tactility.
With this work we wish to question the bodily experience we all have with furniture by interpreting the proportions and materials of a divan in a new manner.
Materials: Silicone, birch laminate, brass and silk
Dimensions: 3000 x 600 x 73mm
3000x600x73 is created at the Danish Art Workshops
We see REFORM as an exhibition platform, which due to its openness to interpretation of the idea of creation lets us challenge the traditional way of thought. Our shortlisting to the exhibition is an opportunity to explore new ways within our common way of thinking and creating.
Andreas&Andreas is a collaboration between architect Andreas Skov Petersen and visual artist Andreas Rasmussen. With two different approaches to creation and artwork the duo maintains an interdisciplinary dialogue to support and investigate a joined way of talking about design, art and architectural thinking. They both have great interest in materials and shape, and they interpret this as a strong denominator in the collaboration Andreas&Andreas. The goal of the duo is to create a bridge between their two worlds in a experimental and playful way.
Andreas Skov Petersen graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and the University of Washington. His architectural work is characterized by a precise design, clear materialism and a spatial approach to his projects.
Andreas Rasmussen graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Sculpture, and creates his work within the field of traditional imagery methods, new forms of expression and their potential relations in the world of art.