Nedre Foss Four-Armed Cast Iron Candelabra - Nunatak by Anderssen & Voll
- The Designer
- The Maker
Nunatak is a monumental solitaire that would like to have the whole table top or mantle to itself but pairs nicely with other table top dwellers. The shape carries clear traces from the hands that made it, and this makes for a nice relation to objects like Vannfall or Bokk.
The process of making Nunatak was quite fast. The idea was developed in 2 sketches and in half an hour we expanded the sketches into a simple model in cardboard painted black.
We used the size, gesture and proportion of this mock-up directly to form a skeleton in perforated steel sheet. Then we sculpted clay onto the skeleton to form the final body of the piece. This clay body eventually got 3D-scanned at a studio in our neighborhood.
At the last stage we gave it an ever so slight digital retouch before the shape was translated into a 5 part aluminum mould ready for red hot liquid iron.
In making the initial shape of Nunatak we were very inspired by the way Sigve Knutson made Bokk or how Jin Kuramoto made Vannfall: trusting our hands to create the meaning of the object and trusting the immediate result of the process.
We worked with speed. Our hand sketch was quickly expanded into a rough cardboard mock-up, and then we trusted the size, proportions, shifts and attitude of this quick mock-up as the foundation of the sculpted piece. To us this turned out to be an unusual and a less controlled way to work.
— Anderssen & Voll
- Brand:Nedre Foss of Norway
- Country: Norway
- SKU: NF-nunatak-FJ-OH
- Material: Cast GG20 Iron. The surface is seasoned with linseed oil at 842° F.
- Care:Hand Wash. Avoid scratching the surface
- Designer:Anderssen & Voll
- Dimensions:L: 17.32", D: 8", H: 9.25"
Physical & Emotional
There is a physical aspect as well as an emotional aspect to the longevity of an object.
Looking at the physical aspect, solidity is an important property to us—in terms of continuous shape in one material and also in terms of shear mass. Another key instrument is to choose materials that age well.
From an emotional point of view, it is impossible to ensure that an object will stay relevant over the next 100 years. Nevertheless our designers have gone about this task by choosing categories that have already been a part of our collective culture for centuries, as well as allowing themselves to draw inspiration from a vast time span stretching back well beyond modernism and the birth of industry.