In this project we wanted to tell the story about how the stool in the past has been seen and used as a tool – something, which seems to be forgotten. Today design is often evaluated on the principle of “form follows function”, and we try to challenge this principle. With Tools from Ørbæk we believe that we can prove that our redesign of the smith’s stool also has a place in modern society. People might not need the function of the anvil, but they still need to dive into history and dream away.
Materials: Beech wood and brass
Dimensions: 600 x 450 x 450 mm
We see REFORM as an opportunity to investigate the other side of our function as designers. A side where form and function do not always go hand in hand, but where we can experiment with the way we apprehend objects.
Krøyer-Sætter Lassen started their collaboration at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, from where they both graduated. In the beginning the collaboration was about debating art and design and later it turned out as actual projects. The duo has always been conscious about their different characters, but has used it as a strength to approach their process from different angles.
They compare their approach to design with a Saatchi quote: “The more you like art, the more art you like”. That is why their method of work has many different starting points. It might be a common fas- cination of a subject, a wood collection, a material or a concept. They often challenge each other to look at materials with a new perspective in order to work in a new and nuanced way.