Tactile Monoliths no 3

by Stine Mikkelsen Denmark

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 74x23x52
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Based on her graduation project, Stine Mikkelsen has created a collection of objects inspired by the rough harbour environment on the Danish island where she grew up. The project is based on the concept of how one can use textile design methods, to produce a collection of sculptural objects, which have a reference to the use of function.

Many traditional crafts are disappearing from the maritime community. Knowledge is on the brink of being lost forever. Through these objects, Stine Mikkelsen wants to visualize the importance and the qualities of such crafts so that people might reflect on their cultural and historical identity. This is why each object is handmade while remaining true to the raw material, with the making process apparent in the final object.

”I am fascinated by objects I can keep on having a dialogue with; objects that make me wonder. If the meaning of an object is not clear I feel invited to explore and use my imagination.”

Stine Mikkelsen’s universe is very intuitive and speaks to human curiosity. Through creating surfaces that do not allow for immediate determination of the material or production method and through creating objects that do not have an easy-to-guess practical function, she wants to evoke wonder in us all and provide us with an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the objects.

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Weight 39 kg
Dimensions 85 × 63 × 32 cm
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Stine Mikkelsen

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.

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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.