An experimental project where the designers have used different techniques to explore surfaces and colors to steel. The outcome of this exploration is a series of sculptures that have close relations to some of their biggest inspirations – nature, weather and the geometry.
Design Profile: Kneip
Founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, Kneip is a craft, art and design studio in Oslo with interests in nature and storytelling. Together, they are driven by the increasing importance of sustainability, typically producing their designs individually or in small batches, creating pieces that reflect the processes and materials that went into their making.
Jørgen Platou Willumsen (1986) Jørgen has always been curious about nature, materials and handcraft. Since he was a child the need for projects and finding solutions to different problems has been one of the biggest goals in his life. Its not about work, its all about a lifestyle. He did never choose this way of living; it has always been this way. By exploring different fields of art, craft and design Jørgen do not see himself as a designer, craftsman or artist but as a maker. He wants the freedom to choose what he want do to, and to make his everyday life divers. In 2010 he completed his Bachelor degree in Product Design, and decided to take a master degree in art to combine both areas. To create a meeting point between art and design.
Stian Korntved Ruud (1989) Through his innate fascination of how objects are made and put together, he has always experimented, modified, repaired and destroyed the objects around him. After a formal education in product design at Akershus University College and the Oslo School of Architecture and design in Oslo, as well as a internship at Tom Dixon in London followed by a series of exhibitions around the world. now focusing on materials natural and enforced properties making objects with pure functional or aesthetic features.