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I have recently had a crush on bricks. With regards to the architects of the 1960’s, who certainly not wished for an interior like a sterile white cube and therefore paid attention to textural surfaces by using bricks, slate, sisal and the like I wanted to investigate how bricks can be used as a component in furniture today.
The standard format is as well known as a piece of A4 paper. I find it appealing to create a piece of furniture based on prefabricated elements and standard formats. there are some obvious obstacles using this heavy, square material for furniture, and I want to examine how to overcome these – and if it is even possible.
Bricks from Egernsund Teglværk, mortar and polyurethane-rubber (PUR)
47 x 36 x 26 cm
For me to reform is to... Stay with doubt. Qualify doubt.
Ida Elke works from an independent studio in the Danish woods. She creates singular and limited editions of furniture and handmade objects. She uses the expectations we have to our furniture and reflect them in a context where the function becomes a media for the sensory and aesthetic experience. Her work is a challenge of that media with unconventional choices rooted in visual and tactile perception. Ida Elke has a background within contemporary arts from Jutland Art Academy 2007.