With “Kuvert”, Johan Andersson wanted to question the meaning of table settings and how they affect our behavior, the way we interact with each other but also with the cutlery itself. His interest in the historical role of table manners to divide people by class led him to investigate shapes, materials and our perception of the objects surrounding us. Experimenting with oak veneer lamination, Desktop linoleum applied to very specific surfaces and silver, Johan created a series of abstract representations of tableware which make us wonder how we can relate to them.
We believe the designer’s role is about looking beyond the surface – to make responsible decisions and to understand the ethical implications of one’s choices.
In partnership with Forbo, we have investigated the ethical implications of design through material, form and function. We have designed artifacts that embody various kinds of gatherings; the gathering of materials and the gathering of people – all about stimulating interaction through design.
Let’s talk, share and play!
|Projekt||Gatherings, HDK Steneby|
|Datum för färdigställande||2016|