Side Table Made With My Own Squares

by Ali Gallefoss Norway


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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 30x20x50
Unique Pieces Material : Aluminum
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Side table/shelf in casted aluminum.

“I noticed that the shape of mass-produced material inflicted my way of designing. Since that moment, I have tried to break out of those limitations and worked to create my own shapes. In this project, I was able to persuade the only foundry in Norway that casts aluminum into casting in my particular way.

In this project, I made my own sandbox from pallet collars that you normally use to plant flowers or greens. I moved around the sand to make some obstacles for the aluminum and poured liquid aluminum into the sand. And this is when it gets exciting – watching the metal run through the mold, creating its own way. If I see a hole created by the metal’s unexpected path through the mold, I decide whether to pour more to close the hole or stop pouring to keep it. This is a very intuitive and instinct-based way of working. The shapes created in aluminum are then welded together. This time, it became a side table/shelf. If I made it today, it might have become something different.”


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Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 50 cm
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Ali Gallefoss

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.