Sebastian Jansson in Milan

Milan 09: Finnish designer Sebastian Jansson will present a new collection at the Salone Satellite in Milan next week.

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The exhibition comprises three objects: a bar stool, a lamp and a set of kitchen utensils.

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Habitus is a bar stool with a geometric shape inspired by "studying the formation of coffee leaves". The stool is made from laser cut steel, folded and then welded.

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The modular Cumulus light, (above) is comprised of both reflective and semi-transparent materials.

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The skeletal structure of the light is joined using Velcro and can be arranged in a number of ways.

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Tempus (below) are a set of kitchen utensils made from folded pieces of stainless steel.

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Here's more information from Sebastian Jansson:

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HABITUS is a bar stool inspired by the coffee leaf, constructed form geometric shapes. With its sculptural appearance, Habitus gives character to a space and environment, inviting the eye to glance over its anthropomorphic structure. By studying the formation of coffee leafs, Jansson was able to re-create the stool through this intricate arrangement of geometric forms, whilst maintaining its aesthetic qualities and comfort.

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The stool is made from is laser cut 1mm steel, folded and welded. Habitus has been developed and manufactured during Jansson’s time in Milan in 2008-09. It was originally designed to feature in café and coffee shop of Kaffa Roastery based in Helsinki, but is now represented internationally. Jansson has also created the brand identity and communication for this boutique coffee roaster.

TEMPUS are a set of kitchen utensils, incorporating a sense of multi-functionalism through their simplistic style. Their resting place was initially specific to the kitchen, but their discreetness and cleaver consideration of detail, forces a sense of ambiguity, and invites the user to handle with these tools as they please. They are made from a folded piece of stainless steel.sebastian-jansson-in-milan-picture-3.jpg
TEMPUS are a set of kitchen utensils, incorporating a sense of multi-functionalism through their simplistic style. Their resting place was initially specific to the kitchen, but their discreetness and cleaver consideration of detail, forces a sense of ambiguity, and invites the user to handle with these tools as they please. They are made from a folded piece of stainless steel.

These utensils were one of the first products Jansson presented at University of Art and Design Helsinki. Whilst under the tuition professor Martin Relander, Jansson’s creations were said to be very ‘fast and dirty’, as time was not on his side. In the workshop, Jansson’s creations emerged in minutes, as he worked under pressure to submit his work on time. With his creative juices flowing, Jansson was able to complete the task by using only necessary details to fulfill the requirements. Following the assessment of professor Relander, the objects were considered to be the “peak of minimalism”.

CUMULUS This modular lamp is contemporary study of two materials- both placed in a foreign context. The reflective and semitransparent material delivered by the Philippine company Stavellan Inc. uses this material as never before. The light is deflected in six directions within a sphere, and diffuses the light in a spectacular manner, creating an optical illusion. The use of Velcro® Ultramate®  as a joining mechanism, creates an extremely rigid framework as together it forms the skeletal structure for light diffusion. The aesthetic of the light has been inspired by clouds, as there is no limit to how this system can be arranged. Yet again, Cumulus is a reflection of Jansson's geometric interpritation of the organic environment.

HABITUS is a bar stool inspired by the coffee leaf, constructed form geometric shapes. With its sculptural appearance, Habitus gives character to a space and environment, inviting the eye to glance over its anthropomorphic structure. By studying the formation of coffee leafs, Jansson was able to re-create the stool through this intricate arrangement of geometric forms, whilst maintaining its aesthetic qualities and comfort.

The stool is made from is laser cut 1mm steel, folded and welded. Habitus has been developed and manufactured during Jansson’s time in Milan in 2008-09. It was originally designed to feature in café and coffee shop of Kaffa Roastery based in Helsinki, but is now represented internationally. Jansson has also created the brand identity and communication for this boutique coffee roaster.

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