A series of hanging drawers for small keepsakes.
Bunch of Boxes is a series of small boxes that combine to make up a set of hanging drawers. A piece of furniture for small keepsakes and therefore a piece of furniture that can always be expanded with additional boxes as needed. Bunch of Boxes is made of lacquered wood and rope. This is a piece of furniture that is capable of expanding and growing as need dictates. The work is sponsored by Montana.
In 2008, Ditte Hammerstrøm received the “Walk the Plank Award” from the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, which also purchased one of her works for their collection. Ditte has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan (2007), at Wallpaper’s Global Edit exhibition, Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan (2006), and at the Biennale for Craft and Design at Trapholt in Kolding (2007).
Ditte Hammerstrøm does not restrict herself to any one specific material – her choice of material always depends entirely on the idea. The point of departure for her work, however, is always the activity and relation that the object or the furniture is aimed for and the mutual interaction between persons, space and objects in an ongoing playful exploration of materials, proportions, details, icons, recognisability and norms. Ditte carries out continuous studies of everyday objects with particular emphasis on the irrational and emotional aspects, which are as important as functionality in determining what objects we choose to surround ourselves with. Her inspiration may come from the most unlikely places or situations in everyday life.
Ditte Hammerstrøm, born 1971, industrial designer. She graduated from The Danish Design School in 2000.