“Almost Complete” – When experience determines function

HDK students show 14 uncompleted artefacts at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, February 7–11. The exhibition "Almost Complete" puts the light on the meeting between the object and the receiver. It is in the meeting that the artefacts begin to communicate and become complete.

"Almost Complete" is created by students from the design and the crafts programmes at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts The exhibiting projects are situated in a borderland − waiting to be perceived and find their function.

The complex communication between object and recipient is revealed through the 14 projects’ varied material, form and function. Communication occurs through eyes, hands, ears and actions but also through intuition and perception.

Sanna Lindholm’s project La Bour refers to everyday domestic objects and materials. Through small displacements in shape, material and size, she seeks to create a space for a wider experience and interaction. The interpretation of the objects’ functions lies at the recipient.

– I have worked with everyday objects as if I did not know their function, explains Sanna Lindholm, student in the Master's programme in Crafts. I have exaggerated, tightened, enlarged, reduced and borrowed in order to explore what new expressions and functions can be found in the objects. Through these open objects I hope to arouse the curiosity of the recipient and a dialogue with the objects of their purpose.

Wall Lamp Occa by Mikael Martinsson, student in the Bachelor's programme in design is a minimalist interpretation of a sunset. The light changes colour, like the sunset, when the user pulls the lamp down – to finally be turned off in the bottom position. The user is given not only the ability to choose the colour of the light, but also to be in control of a sunset.

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Exhibiting students:
Simone Affabris
Erica Andersson
Nihan Aycan
Sofia Bankeström
WenFu Chuang
Petter Fjellman-Lätt
Ida Flik
Helen Johannesson
Lydia Kumlien
Sanna Lindholm
Mikael Martinsson
August Olsson

Date: February 7–11, 2017
Booth: VH03: 48
Official opening of the stand: February 7, 3 pm

For more information and interviews/contact:
Lecturer Jesper Norda, jesper.norda@hdk.gu.se, +46 767–611 922
Student Sanna Lindholm: +46 704–791 499
Student Mikael Martinsson: +46 703–905 903
Communications Officer Carina Krantz: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se, +46 701–463 996

Press images
4 high-resolution images attached. Additional photos can be downloaded at http://hdk.gu.se/en/aktuellt/press/almost-complete-when-experience-determines-function
Photographer Mikael Martinsson.

HDK participates in Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017 with two stands: "Almost Complete" and "Gatherings".
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair: stockholmfurniturelightfair.se

Carina Krantz
Communications Officer
HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts
e-mail: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se

telephone : +46 31–786 6521, +46 701–46 39 96

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Through these open objects I hope to arouse the curiosity of the recipient and a dialogue with the objects of their purpose.
Sanna Lindholm