Where: My studio is in Stavanger. I moved here mainly because of my girlfriend and our son.
What is the idea behind the Bloc collection?
There is a sharp, diagonal bend that creates subtle facets on all the products. The bend adds rigidity to the parts and a visual theme to the collection. Another feature of the collection is the quite massive look of the objects.
Is color an important factor?
It certainly is, given the size of the steel parts. That gives color a big impact. But it is really up to the customer to choose what color they want.
Orange is kind of a surprising, but very welcome choice for the Bloc benches in Aker Brygge. Do you know why that particular color was chosen?
The landscape design of the Aker Brygge waterfront was done by Link Landskap. I think the orange colour was derived from the signal orange colours you can find in maritime settings. It was a bold choice of color that worked really well.
What is your relationship with colors and design? Are colors important?
Colors are very important. I think they add to the personality of a product just like the form does. Usually I have an idea about the personality I am trying to create and the choice of colors follows naturally. Sometimes my work has to be very commercial and then you have to consider the customers taste as well. On top of that the brands might have their own color scheme.
What do you have going on the next few months that we should know about?
I am developing several new products with different brands right now and will be focusing on that until winter. I hope to get most of it ready for the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February!
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