Graduation 2016 Project

Sigve Knutson

Prizes: Gijs Bakker Award Nominee

Department: Contextual Design

Drawn Objects

In ‘Drawn Objects’, Sigve Knutson explores how a designer
might work if the qualities of drawing were applied to the various
phases of a production process. Drawing expresses the
personal qualities and unique aesthetics of a designer: it allows
for a direct and intuitive expression of the imagination, poetry,
even thoughts and inspirations. By contrast, designing products
usually means that your designs have to be changed, over long
periods of time, to fit every new step in the production process.
The author-designer’s rich personal imagery is translated and
transformed, smoothed and filtered.
To deal with this gradual decline of the original intuitions,
Knutson developed this project. It explores a multitude of ways
to apply drawing to the production of objects. For instance,
by connecting drawing to crafts, a new range of methods and
ways of working on the surfaces of forms emerges. The intuitive
and personal are not smoothed away, but they become the
foundations from which objects are born.

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Photographs: Nicole Marnati