Plinth
by Emil Krøyer & Mads Sætter Lassen

Plinth



Time: 05:06:06 — 05:50:33


The designers contrast the allotted timeframe, 17 min., 16 seconds, with the slow pace of natural time. As an extreme contrast to this brief timespan, they turned to Danish granite, which took some two billion years to find its current form and make its way into the Baltic Sea. The granite used here has a deep blue, almost black tone that gives an impression of three-dimensional depth. At a similarly slow geological pace, the erosion of rocks created the fine-grain sand that was molten to create the third element of the table, the glass tabletop. The two hard materials, one solid and dark, one transparent, are combined with the soft, warm, organic expression of beech wood. This combination of contrasting materials is a key quality in the tectonics of the table and a defining aspect of its expression.

Material
Blue Rønne granite, beech wood, glass, brass

Dimensions
H 32.5 cm, Ø 100 cm

Emil Krøyer and Mads Sætter-Lassen
Emil Krøyer: designer, b. 1982
Mads Sætter Lassen: designer, b. 1988

Emil Krøyer and Mads Sætter-Lassen have worked together ever since they met in the metal workshop at the Academy, where they both took their BA and, subsequently, an MA. Over the years, they have explored several different design paths. With this design, their main focus has been on material properties and tectonic details. They always strive for an honest approach that reveals the underlying processes and materials and makes their products straightforward to decode and understand. For example, they prefer turning a joint or an assembly into a visible design detail rather than trying to conceal it.

Education and practice
Emil Krøyer
2016: MA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
Mads Sætter-Lassen
2016: MA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
2013: Rhode Island School of Design, New York

Selected collaborations
2016: Hall series, Montana
2016: Persian Lounge Series, Space 10
2015: Eiffel lamp, Frama

Selected grants and honours
2016: AD Design Award

Selected exhibitions
2015: ‘Don’t run out’, Galerie Joseph, Paris
2016: ‘Reform’, Kinfolk Gallery, Copenhagen
2016: ‘Tent London’, London

Website
www.kroyersatterlassen.dk

Plinth - by Krøyer & Sætter Lassen
Photo credit: 2017 © MINDCRAFT / jeppegudmundsen.com

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