This series of furniture by Norwegian designer Amy Hunting incorporates loops of felt for storage.
Called Felt & Gravity, the flat-pack pieces are assembled with oversized brass wingnuts and a piece of douglas fir gives shape to the wool shelves.
The pieces are on show at RAM gallery in Oslo as part of a solo exhibition called Faithful Copy.
Hunting has mounted a series of illustrations around the walls, all drawn from her memory of the same photograph but with subtle variations in each iteration.
Five curved pieces of wood appear to be straight when reflected in a mirrored cylinder.
Hunting works in London and we featured her Patchwork Furniture made of offcuts back in 2009.
The work remains on show until 25 September.
Here's some more information from Gudrun Eidsvik of RAM galleri:
Faithful Copy (2011)
Solo show, RAM galleri, Oslo
Amy Hunting (born1984) challenges the audience as well as the concept of art in her new project Faithful Copy (Tro Kopi) at the RAM Gallery in Oslo. This is also her first solo exhibition. Over the last three years, Hunting has established her own studio in London where she explores the disciplines of design, illustration and drawing. She was invited to exhibit at RAM precisely to draw the lines between these different disciplines in a way that can reveal the way from idea to surface and form.
Amy Hunting has her education from the department of furniture and room design at The Danish Design School (Danmarks Designskole). In addition to being a designer and an artist, she is the founder and owner of Norwegian Prototypes, a part of the yearly held London Design Festival which features modern Norwegian design. This year Norwegian Prototypes was held for the second time. Hunting also works as a curator for this exhibition and she also participated in the exhibition ”The Gap between Art & Design” at the Norwegian Momentum Festival of 2010.
At the RAM Gallery she presents a series of fifty numerated drawings whose motive is drawn from an old photography of a family sitting on or standing around a bicycle. The motive is commemorated and repeated over and over again. For the spectator the motive is always recognisable, but appears with small variations with each repetition. Reflections on what might be the one true original and the ultimate rendering of the motive plays in the mind of the spectator. The details that are different in each of the drawings give a sense of dynamics as if the figures in the drawings at any moment of time could be given life as animation pictures. In this way the characters are given a role that exedes the expected and thus set the agenda for the three dimensional works of the exhibition.
Felt & Gravity Sideboard - gravity becomes one of the components in this sideboard. The shelves in 100% wool get their strength from the weight placed inside them. The unit is created with a flat pack construction and solid brass wingnuts and bolts keep it together.
An anamorfoscope, which transforms a flat, transfigured motive into a three dimensional experience of the same motive gives the audience the possibility of taking an interactive look onto the world of materials that Hunting is known for. In the mirror that surrounds the anamorfoscope, there appears the three dimensional picture of a floor.
The objects on show gives the viewer the same experience of variation and the repetition and contains the possibilities of surprises and a new type of evolution. Neither the drawings nor the furniture remain the same after this transformation.
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