In the words of Rasmus Fenhann,“The Kumiko shelf is a home for beautiful objects.” Litteraly, the inspiration derives from the traditional Japanese house and the Kumiko technique used to produce the translucent walls and doors. Like a miniature Japanese house, Fenhann’s Kumiko shelf offers separation, transparency and interaction between the objects, which can be placed inside the delicate rooms of the shelf.
However, while the Kumiko technique is traditionally used as a decorative insert into a door or a panel, in Fenhann’s shelves they play an important strucutral role: by creating intricate hidden sliding dovetails, Fenhann obtains joints strong enough to enable a thin, transparent structure.
This piece is designed the solo exhibition “From honeycombs to Pyramids” at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris - 2022
The project was supported by Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond.
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