With weather and nature phenomena as a starting point they have created a series of sculptures that explores and illustrates the force of nature. The series consists of five sculptures that in different ways contain traces of elements like degradation, humidity, wind, and movement. The surfaces refer to a process where nature over time will take control of their basic materials and return to zero.
Founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, Kneip is a craft, art and design studio in Oslo with interests in nature, crafts-manship and materiality. Willumsen holds a BA in product design and an MA in art; Rudd studied product design at Akershus University College and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and trained under Tom Dixon in London.
Together, they challenge each other to create unique works that help them acquire new skills and develop Kneip’s versatility as a studio. Over the past year, Kneip has participated in exhibitions in Milan, London, Berlin, Vienna, New York & Paris.