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Luminous Shapes is an ongoing collection investigating how people understand and interpret experimental product design. When presenting sculptural furniture, people often ask for the function of the objects. In this collection, the first phase is to make sculptures. After finding the right shapes, light sources are placed. Some objects will have a clear reference to already known types of lamps, while others will be more experimental and question if the object is a lamp, only based on the presence of the bulb.
The lighting objects are made in a composite material developed by the studio, based on crushed granite and fish glue.
Stine Mikkelsen is a Copenhagen-based material researcher and manipulatorworking within the field of experimental product design.
With a background in textile design, materials have a primary role for her in boththe process as well as the final objects. Through challenging and refining methodsfrom this field, unexpected things occur which lead to new ways of making and producing.
Through this, she not only challenges the way we understand textile andproduct design, she also modernises the notion of crafts.
The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented.
How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure?
How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment?
Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference?
The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age.
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