Stool for Bellini. 2012. Oak.
Developed for the exhibition Mindst ét minut (At least one minute) at Nivågaards Malerisamling.
Functional object relating to the collection's famous Renaissance portrait of Giovanni Bellini.
The design of the object elaborates on characteristic (uncomfortable) chair designs in the Italian Renaissance from around the same period and area as the portrait. The three-legged rigid construction is the base of a complete geometric structure which varies, shifts and reflects its arithmetic shape theme.
In various cultures, geometry has been used to describe the universe and nature. The unique beauty that can emerge when design is born out of geometric principles, seems to have a consistent quality across time, culture and context.
Collaboration with Else-Rikke Bruun. Made by carpenter Per Sjöström, Sweden.