Felt & Gravity Collection
London-based Norwegian rising design star Amy Hunting uses an unusual combination of Douglas fir, 100% wool, solid brass and gravity for her collection of made-to-order Felt & Gravity Collection.
Gravity becomes one of the components in this sideboard. The hanging shelves in 100% wool utilises the force of gravity and gets their strength from the weight placed inside them. The unit is created with a flat pack construction and solid brass wing nuts and bolts keep it together.
Wood and colored felt is a combination witty and warm, perfect for the autumn will come. Why talk about gravity? Why is this, the idea of young designer Amy Hunting, can become the main ingredient to give structure to furniture. Its tables, bookcases and desks employ a simple principle: the object’s weight pulls down the felt and gives shape to the cabinet. In this way a soft material such as felt becomes carrier.
All the furniture collection of Felt and Gravity have hanging shelves made with a thick band of fabric that uses the weight of the objects it contains. In this simple structure, if needed we can add any plank of wood to level the floor. With this system, the designer has created a series of tables, desks, tables and bookshelves, perfect for people who love colors and I think the ideal children’s room. The materials and structures are simple. Each piece of furniture is made of 100% wool felt, Douglas fir, and solid brass bolts on the joints.
PRESS RELEASE – Gudrun Eidsvik, RAM Gallery
Amy Hunting (born 1984) challenges the audience as well as the concept of art in her new project Faithful Copy (Tro Kopi) at the RAM Gallery in Oslo. This is also her first solo exhibition. Over the last three years, Hunting has established her own studio i London where she explores the disciplines of design, illustration and drawing. She was invited to exhibit at RAM precisely to draw the lines between these different disciplines in a way that can reveal the way from idea to surface and form.
Amy Hunting has her education from the department of furniture and room design at The Danish Design School. In addition to being a designer and an artist, she is the founder and owner of Norwegian Prototypes, an annual exhibition which features the best of Norwegian product design. Hunting also works as a curator for this exhibition and she also participated in the exhibition ”The Gap between Art & Design” at the Norwegian Momentum Festival of 2010.
At RAM Gallery she presents The Felt & Gravity Collection is a series of furniture objects where the force of gravity is used as one of the components. The materials are kept simple, but to a high quality in thick 100% wool felt, Douglas Fir timber and solid brass bolts and wing nuts. The whole collection is flat pack.
A series of fifty numerated drawings whose motive is drawn from an old photography of a family sitting on or standing around a bicycle.The motive is commemorated and repeated over and over again. For the spectator the motive is always recognisable, but appears with small variations with each repetition. Reflections on what might be the one true original and the ultimate rendering of the motive plays in the mind of the spectator. The details that are different in each of the drawings give a sense of dynamics as if the figures in the drawings at any moment of time could be given life as animation pictures. In this way the characters are given a role that exceeds the expected and thus set the agenda for the three dimensional works of the exhibition.
Name: Felt & Gravity Collection
Type: Furniture Collection, Table, Side Tables, Sideboard, Storage & Cabinet Box
Materials: Douglas Fir, 100% wool and solid brass bolts and wing nuts
Materials Combination: Wood + Fabric, Eco/Recycled/Green
- Felt & Gravity Sideboard – H: 1000 x W: 400 x L: 1500 mm
Colour: Natural Color, Mix / Multi Color
Exhibition: Solo show, RAM Gallery, Oslo, 20.08.2011-25.09.2011
Furniture Designer: Amy Hunting Studio
Text Description: © Courtesy of Amy Hunting Studio
Images: © Amy Hunting Studio