Slurp and Gro

The Gro chair and Slurp bench are both made from natural pine, with the bench lacquered in blue. Together, they explore how much matter is required for an object to become a thing, and what happens when matter is left out. The objects are made only of materials that the designer had available at the time of construction, and their sizes are dictated accordingly. The knots and weaknesses in the raw material wood have determined the various holes and deformations in the final form.

Henrik Ødegaard lives and works in Oslo, where he has been running his own practice since 2016. He studied graphic design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design before founding Grig Arkitekter with Tron Meyer, carrying out a number projects within architecture and design. Ødegaard’s furniture was first exhibited at the Sight Unseen exhibition during New York Design Week in 2018.