Bokk

Bokk

790,00 NOK

 

Designed by Sigve Knutson (b. 1991),
An experimental designer based in Oslo, Norway.

 

790 NOK

 

Sigve Knutson

He obtained an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. His practice is motivated by a fascination for the intuitive and playful rather than the smoothened and planned. Bokk is the first of Sigve’s objects ever to be industrialized.

The master mold of this mysterious creature was hand carved by the designer. As with most of Sigve’s work, also this object is inextricably tied to his drawings. Drawing is very important to him, and the free and intuitive process of putting pen to paper was translated onto the object by hand carving directly into the blank plaster molds.

Sigve on designing Bokk

 

Hand carved

The master mold of this mysterious creature was hand carved by the designer. As with most of Sigve’s work, also this object is inextricably tied to his drawings. Drawing is very important to him, and the free and intuitive process of putting pen to paper was translated onto the object by hand carving directly into the blank plaster molds.

 

Production of Bokk

Sigve’s own thoughts on Bokk

“As a designer, I want to show how we can shape materials and how they in turn can shape us. Usually my objects are all made by hand and by me. I am interested in direct ways of shaping materials because the result can become something beyond what you might expect from a certain material. By not having a clear plan for what I am making while I am making, I avoid compromising form for function.

This time the object would be produced in a greater number than I would ever be able to do myself. Perhaps that is why I started off making molds by carving a shape in two plaster blocks, together making a two-part mold for casting. In that way I actually designed the mold rather than the object.

The way I shape materials draws from the first known man-made objects, like hand axes made from flint some 1.2 million years ago. I believe I am searching for a connection to our collective creative past: for an anachronistic sympathy to the first person who discovered that sharp stones work well for chopping.

This solid cast bronze object dubbed Bokk, stems from a similar discovery. Carving out different shapes in the plaster blocks I found shapes that might work as a tools for the home. The separation line from casting is used as an edge for removing metal bottle caps.”