The project is very simple. It is about a few pieces of wood and how it has been treated. That is more than enough for people to start talking about materials, production techniques, consumption and how we do things in general here in life. Those are all important things to talk about so I try to contribute to that discussion with the work that I do. The best debates often originate from absurd objects or illogical thinking, and I keep this in mind when I work. I like to see things look different than they usually do and combine materials and techniques that usually aren’t mixed. That way of thinking has been the reason for much progress in the world.
Larch wood, vinyl folio and silk satin
8,5 x 8,5 x 240 cm
For me to reform is to... Shake up old thoughts.
Designer Søren Betak (DK) graduated in furniture design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017. He was nominated for the Grete Jalk honorary grant for his experimental approach to the field of design. His practice balances between abstract objects and functional design. The two areas feed and influence each other. This often gives his design work a speculative aspect, and his abstract work a design angle.