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Wed 23.5.

‘Georg’ stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm for Danish Crafts (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.05.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

The woollen cushion is held in place by a leather lace which has been simply tied around the seat

Born to a Swedish mother and Danish father, the Copenhagen-based designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm‘s designs are characterised by the quintessentially Scandinavian simplicity, lightness of form and effortlessly casual flair. Now, following her Gym the Luxe, Beddo and Norr projects, all of which feature a sombre, minimalist colour palette limited to charcoal grey and natural wood hues, she has created this equally reduced stool named after designer’s eldest son, Georg. The four-legged ash wood and wool stool was developed for Danish Crafts‘ MINDCRAFT12 exhibition which was organised on the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2012 fair and showcased 16 new works by 12 contemporary Danish artists and designers.

'Georg' stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm for Danish Crafts

More information about the design:

 

‘Georg is a four-legged ash wood stool with a cushion made of grey wool and kapok. The cushion is very simple with internal kapok padding and leather lace to keep it in place. All the components of the stool are visible, and their function takes priority over their otherwise aesthetic and decorative appearance. Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm aims to make objects that the user wants to touch.

 

‘As expressed in Georg, this is something she pursues by a variety of means, for example in her choice of materials: carefully crafted wood, soft wool. She also made the cushion wider than the seat in one dimension in the hope that this will encourage people to touch the cushion and examine the piece more closely. The stool was named after Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm’s oldest son, who often keeps her company in the workshop.’

'Georg' stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm for Danish Crafts

'Georg' stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm was on show at Danish Crafts' MINDCRAFT12 show

'Georg' stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm at MINDCRAFT12, Ventura Lambrate 2012

'Georg' stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm among other designs exhibited at MINDCRAFT12

to Danish Crafts’ website

 

to Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm’s website

 

to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 1

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