by Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard


Time: 22:18:40 — 22:50:55

With inspiration from the works and writings of the late Danish sculptor Willy Ørskov, ‘Rotations’ explores different aspects of time embedded in sculptural objects: the time involved in their creation, the lapsed time since their completion and variations in appearance over time. The wax disc began as a small, gently rotating disc lowered into liquid wax. Each rotation added new layers in an almost organic process, and over a few days, the large disc gradually emerged. The glow and colour of the disc vary with the changing light throughout the day, and the mobiles moves with every current in the air. As the elements interact mutually and with the surrounding space, they also affect the pace of life around them, inspiring passers-by to slow down and allow the meditative installation to inspire a sense of calm and reflection.

beeswax, brass, ash wood, string, nylon line 

Wax disc: H 6 cm, Ø 160 cm 
3 Mobiles: 60x50x50 cm

Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard
Designer, b. 1983

Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard’s design work typically takes its point of departure in sculpture, driven by a desire to create a composition that makes sense in itself, detached from any functionality. He aims to explore and communicate an aspect of nature, such as friction, gravity, centring or other factors. He creates his objects at the lathe, striving continually to learn new techniques and test new materials. Sometimes, his works spring from a simple structural form, such as stacking, for example, but the source of inspiration may also be of a more theoretical nature, such as a text or a poem.

Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard’s work has a refined expression with a clear emphasis on craftsmanship. His objects hide nothing but lay their inner workings bare, available for decoding, also on a structural level.

Education and practice
2016: Graduated as furniture designer, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Selected collaborations
‘Mobile’ for sale in several shops in Denmark (incl. Stilleben and Louisiana) as well as in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin
Represented by Gallery Patrick Parrish, New York

Selected exhibitions
2016: ‘Mobile’ and ‘Artificial Flowers’ at Design Miami/Basel
2016: ‘If its a chair’, Patrick Parrish, New York City
2016: ‘Chart Design’, The Curio, Copenhagen



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Lunch Recipes <br>by Christina Schou Christensen
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