Ask / Ash
Mål / Dimensions:
H 72 cm W 81 cm D 81 cm
Lille bord af ask, hvor plankens farvespil anvendes i en grafisk konstruktion. Ideen er at anvende hele planken efter omhyggelig sortering og komme lidt tættere på naturens egen skønhed og i øvrigt undgå spild. Herudover er projektet en håndværksmæssig udfordring, der manifesterer mulighederne i massivt træ.
Small ash table where the play of colours in the plank is used in a graphic construction. The idea is to use the whole plank, after careful sorting, and get a little closer to nature’s inherent beauty while also avoiding waste. Moreover, the project is a craft challenge that manifests the potential of solid wood.
"Bloom Table" is designed by Danish architect and designer Hannes Stephensen (1944) and crafted by furniture makers Egeværk (Mette Bentzen 1978 and Lasse Kristensen 1985). Joint product development.
When Hannes Stephensen first approached furniture makers Egeværk with his initial sketches, the first response from Egeværk was: "Is it difficult? Because otherwise, we are not interested."
Since then, the experienced architect and the ambitious young furniture making duo have proven to be a match made in heaven - kindred spirits basing every decision on a shared love of their material and a desire to create truly formidable pieces of furniture - or art.
Architect Hannes Stephensen grew up in the environment that fostered many of the most revered Danish design classics. Shaped by this intellectual as well as highly creative background, Hannes Stephensen chose to work as a self-taught carpenter at Denmarks most remote, and indeed very small island, Christiansø. Here, he explored wood as a material for several years before going on to study architecture in Aarhus. Hannes graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 1972, and his love of wood and craftmanship has since been instrumental for his oeuvre as a furniture designer and architect.
Award-winning furniture sensation Egeværk is all about refining their craft - and pushing the boundaries of it on a daily basis. Egeværk often uses the phrase “Exploring craft, creating art” to define what they do; Egeværk is definitely a far cry from your traditional furniture workshop. The high ambitions of Egeværk always seem to be more about the craft than about themselves, and the quality of their experimental pieces has opened the doors to the global arena of collectable design.
Lasse Kristensen and Mette Bentzen are both trained at the esteemed PP Furniture; a Danish joinery since 1953 famous for its large portfolio of modern Danish furniture. The years at PP Furniture made Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen true experts in the renowned Wegner pieces. The certificates of completed apprenticeship were in both cases accompanied by silver medals (the highest Danish guild honour of a craftsman; as only God is eligible for gold).
Lasse Kristensen went on to win the Danish as well as the Nordic championship in cabinetmaking; later on, he even represented Denmark in the World Cup in Japan. Lasse is the receiver of the Mærsk grant and the Poul & Gurli Madsen’s grant. The grants were handed over by Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and helped Lasse with studies in Japan at Hinoki Kogei with Tadanori Tozawa.
Mette Bentzen chose cabinetmaking after studies at Copenhagen Art School, and left a successful career as a multi media designer for her apprenticeship at PP Furniture. It was a three year long round-the-world sail that drew her to the world of fine woodwork. Both are reciepients of the Danish Carpentry Prize 2019.