Cylindra from 1986-
Although barrel manufacturing enjoys a long tradition in Norway, barrels for storing herrings have been made obsolete by plastic containers and freezers.
In 1984, a small company that manufactures barrels asked me to look at the possibility of developing furniture using their know-how as barrel manufacturers.
I chose to abandon the barrel form, and proposed gluing staves into straight cylinders of various dimensions, and these wooden cylinders made it possible for me to express form more freely than I had been able to with earlier furniture objects .
Two years' work on this culminated in the exhibition "Tre dimensjoner" "Three dimensions" at the Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, summer 1986.
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