Designed by Anders Pfeffer Gjengedal
Anders Pfeffer Gjendal is a respected artist from Norway with great sense of creativity and known for creating beautiful shapes. But this is only a small part of what Gjengedal has achieved. At the age of seven he started practicing dance and this laid the foundation for later studying ballet on several different academy’s over the world. He became very successful and a well-known ballet dancer but after many year of dance and injury’s he decided to do something else. Today Anders is creating art in his own workshop in Norway.
Anders Pfeffer Gjengedal explores objects in wood and stone. From smaller sculptures and vases as produced for Cooee to larger thematic sculptures at curated exhibitions. The materials he finds locally in the area around the workshop in Asker, Norway. Ash, oak and granite play the leading role to become tactile and organic objects that gives a presence in the room. Cooee have developed some of his design in wood and found a new way to transform them to hollow ceramic vases with multiple use.
“The nature around us is constantly shaped by the elements. From the major changes through the ice ages to weather's daily impact on a mountain birch and sand on a beach. Soft lines and organic forms are created. Even a seemingly straight horizon has a slight curve. In our homes, we are surrounded by straight lines and digital surfaces, so a soft shape on a objekt can be a welcoming and comfortable place to rest your eyes” - Anders Pfeiffer Gjengedal
The objects are hand carved by artist and former ballet dancer Anders Pfeffer Gjengedal in his workshop close to Oslo in Norway. We then transform them to ceramic hollow vases making them possible to use with water and fresh flowers. The ceramic vases have a rough and sandy surface. The process has been complex and taken us a longer time to develop.
The organic shape creates shadow play and life to the product.
In stock: October / November