How does our perspective on design relate to nature?
Back to Nature is a furniture group in stained birch wood and coloured composite material whose aesthetic is linked to nature. This is a project that experiments with materials and that examines how objects can communicate through a synthesis of forms. In this instance, elements of form and patterns borrowed from nature and what we can find and observe in nature. Each item of furniture can be viewed on its own or can be combined into a whole.
Work on the project is based on when humans started communicating their image of everyday life in the form of cave paintings. People share their representation of nature and of the people who live in the caves. Most frequent are paintings of animals but there are also portrayals of nature.
In my project Back to Nature I give my view of nature in similar fashion to what my forefathers communicated thousands of years ago. Thus Back to Nature is strongly linked to actual doing at the same time that it may remind us that our relationship to nature is, for many people, more distant than it has ever been.
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Max Spett, architect, and Daniel Garnebeck, cabinetmaker.