We are inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows you often see in old churches. The stained glass has a manipulative effect on reality – as if it puts a filter on everyday life. This special atmosphere fascinated us and lead us to begin our process.
This project is about how to reform the traditional techniques of lead framing glass into a sculptural form. Our contribution has been to reform an old craft and show it in a new and modern context. A new material is represented in a sculptural form that shows how much potential this material has. It is not a piece of art, nor a traditional practical object, but something in between.
This is a way of questioning the norm and search for new possibilities. We wanted to challenge a very static materiale which has until now only has been used in a two dimensional context. With this piece we open up for new a materiale, with inspiration from the past. We see this new materiale as ideas for for small product design, and in a larger scale as facade cladding.
Lead and glass
87 x 35 x 45 cm
For us to reform is to... Question the common perception of materials and function – to go past the norms and search for improvement. In this state you question and don’t expect answers.
Rosenmeier+Foersom – Jesper Su Rosenmeier (DK) & Aske Foersom (DK) – are both cand. design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and both specialized in furniture design. They primarily work with product and furniture design and have experience with interior design as well. Their working method is often from detail to overall. For RE F O R M Design Biennale 2018 material has been the inspiring detail and the starting point. Through a lot of discussions, sketches and modeling they find the right solution for the original source of inspiration.