y?MOBILE by Søren Ulrik Petersen

A mobile hanging from the ceiling. Always in motion, never focused, yet inspiring calmness and reflection.



y?Mobile – In a sense, a mobile is a paradox, always in motion, never focused, yet inspiring calmness and reflection. At a time when questions are answered with questions, and where there are more questions than explanations, we have a growing need for letting go and finding calm. “y?Mobile” is a reminder of this. A mobile asks questions and acts as a constant pun that provokes new answers. This mobile is made in laser-cut wood.
For the y?Mobile Søren Ulrik Petersen has received support from the foundation Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond.

Søren Ulrik Petersen has a functionalist approach to his productions, and in making them he intends for them to create a unique encounter between people. Søren Ulrik Petersen is an example of a designer who carries on the Danish furniture and design tradition, as he manages to combine art and craft with a keen feel for the materials. One example of this is his dinnerware “Essence”, produced by Royal Copenhagen, which is currently used in the restaurants at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Other examples include furniture series, which are produced by PP Møbler, among others, and the cradle “Swing Low”, which is made in pure wool felt, rope and hemp yarn. Søren Ulrik Petersen received the three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2000.

Søren Ulrik Petersen, born 1961. Designer, trained as a cabinetmaker at Wulff’s cabinetmaking firm in Hellerup in 1985 and graduated from The Danish Design School in 1990.

y?MOBILE - by Søren Ulrik Petersen
Photo credit: 2017 © Danish Crafts / jeppegudmundsen.com

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