Mine damer og herrer – Kristine Bjaadal

Posted: 3. March 2010 in Uncategorized

…og Underfull hedder hendes smukke værk som jeg gerne vil præsentere for Jer. Kristine var så sød at sende mig den mappe som hun ellers kun sender til den professionelle presseverden. Så hvilken ære! Tak Kristine!🙂

Nå, men tilbage til Kristine og hendes Underfull. Hun har formået at skabe en lille ‘Alice in wonder world’ verden; en fantasiverden hvor almindelige hverdags-uheld bliver forvandlet til positive oplevelser. Møbler, der afslører deres sande ‘jeg’ i takt med at de bliver brugt og slidt…en hvid dug der bliver nærmest levende men først når der bliver spildt rødvin eller saftevand på den. På den måde bliver almindelighed løftet til et højere, mere spirituelt niveau.

Underfull in action ladies and gentlemen:

Godt gået Kristine!

Kristine er en ung norsk designer med et smukt sind. Hun hjælper os med at finde sjæl i ting omkring os og have respekt for den tid der former dem til bedre og smukkere væsener.

Underfull er en prototype men Kristine har lovet at sige til når og hvor man vil kunne købe den.

The tablecloth that turns spilling into poetry. Prototype.

Underfull in Kristine’s own words:

At first glance the tablecloth appears to be a traditional white floral damask, but it contains the most wonderful secret; a hidden pattern that first shows when wet. Sooner or later someone is bound to spill, but where this person usually feels clumsy and embarrassed, he will now feel fortunate. An everyday negative situation is turned into a positive experience.

Some stains, like red wine, are hard to wash out and might leave vague colour traces after washing. But since these traces will be formed as figures, the tablecloth will not look stained. The figures will form a pale, shadowy pattern that will grow as the tablecloth is being used and spilled on over time.

The concept allows a great collection of patterns. Different patterns will tell different stories. In the prototype, butterflies spead out over the woven floral pattern – creating a layered image. The butterfly pattern resembles the tablecloth itself; butterflies always come as a surprise, they are soundless and suddenly come into view, as if out of out of thin air. They go through a tremendous metamorphosis; starting out as rather dull caterpillars, changing into beautiful, colourful, playful butterflies. A butterfly seems to be free and happy, but at the same time fragile and transient – just like the pattern of the tablecloth.

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