Kristine Bjaadal presented her brand new prototypes Hegne in Milan last week. Hegne is a container in turned wood with a ceramic dome lid. The dome has an oculus serving as a knob. Hegne is something in-between a product and an art object; a functional object made for use, but at the same time sculptural in its shape.
Kristine Bjaadal made her international debut as a designer in 2010, with prototypes including her widely noted tablecloth Underfull. She now runs her own design studio in Oslo. Unlike other designers who start with a sketch, she works out her ideas with her hands using clay, paper and cardboard. The materials, surfaces and sizes of her objects relate to the size of her hand. With her designs, Kristine Bjaadal aims to add beauty to the rituals of everyday living. She wants us to notice the hidden beauty we usually do not see in your surroundings and to turn our daily routines into rituals to appreciate.
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