A coat hook that accommodates the casual as well as the neat and tidy.
Hook is a large wooden coat hook. Line Depping drew inspiration from bentwood furniture and other coat hooks in steam-bent wood. The hook is large and is intended for a casually discarded jacket or for a hanger with freshly ironed clothes. Thus, the hook accommodates the casual as well as the neat and tidy.
Line Depping bases her ideas for functions and new products on people-watching. She observes how we live and considers how she might create a space for our more irrational aspects. To Line Depping, the point of departure for new furniture is always function and use. “It’s crucial for me to see a reason to create a new piece of furniture, a situation where I feel that I have something to offer the person who is going to use the furniture or the object,” she says.
Her idiom is simple, and she lets function determine form. Her pursuit of function also involves making room for disorder in order to accommodate the messy and chaotic aspects of life. Line Depping mainly works in wood but also includes other materials to establish a contrast to the wood and create a field of tension between the textural characters of different materials.
Since her graduation, Line Depping has been widely represented in exhibitions, including the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition in 2010, where her contribution, the chair ‘Splejs’ (Pip-squeak), received an award from the Danish Arts Foundation. During the Milan design week in 2010 Line Depping exhibited together with a group of international designers in the exhibition Uncovered, and at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2010 she took part in the Greenhouse talent zone together with Jakob Jørgensen. Also with Jakob Jørgensen she received the 2011 Bodum Design Award for a project that was later exhibited at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Line Depping’s designs have been exhibited at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris. She received grants from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2009 and 2010, and in 2007 she won first prize in ‘Premio Vico Magistretti’, which was organised by DePadova and Designboom.
In 2011, Depping took part in MINDCRAFT11 and also received the Danish Arts Foundation’s working grant to design Danish Crafts’ conference room together with textile designer Ida Anesdatter Schmidt.
Line Depping, b. 1978, furniture designer. Graduated from the Danish Design School (now The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design) in 2007.