Sigve Knutson (b. 1991, Norway) is an experimental designer based in between Oslo and Eindhoven.
He obtained an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. His practice is motivated by a drawing mentality and a fascination for the intuitive and playful rather than the smoothened and planned. Through a series of methods and material combinations that allows for intuition and spontaneous actions, he aims to make his objects in the same free-way as he would make a drawing.
His designs are reminiscent of ancient objects, hammered and shaped with basic tools, evoking thoughts of the stone and iron ages. His desire is to increase the viewers understanding of materials and their relationship with everyday objects. Knutson's integrates art and design, in terms of expression, the sculptural qualities of the works are often emphasized rather than the practical and functional ones. Knutson's works could be defined as studies of humanity: all of his products have been shaped by hand and result in a clear relationship between the human hand and body. In the creation of his pieces Knutson prefers to use old, even ancient materials, and he believes that primitive methods are a way of searching for a connection to the collective past of the humanity.
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