Aluminium & Stone
Inspired by Norwegian nature and fairy-tale creatures, Aluminium & Stone are objects anchored in experimentation and collaboration. Pieces of stone are cast in the metal, – an exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of the two materials. The process is intuitive: shapes are drawn in sand and liquid aluminium is poured in, allowing for the influence of the unexpected in both process and end result. The stone used is surplus material from the Norwegian quarrying company Lundhs. Aluminium, chosen for its endlessly recyclable qualities, is supplied by Hydro.
Ali Gallefoss completed a bachelor’s degree in Furniture and Spatial Design at Bergen Academy of Fine Art and Design in 2018. He now lives in Oslo, studying for a master’s degree at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. In 2019, Gallefoss created a sculpture from surplus scarves and cut-offs from the stone industry for the Norwegian clothing brand Holzweiler, which was subsequently installed at Dover Street Market in Beijing. The sketches from the process were turned into a clothing collection. In 2020, he won Bo Bedre’s Design Award for Newcomer of the Year. This year, he collaborates with Lokoy, an artist from Stavanger, to create merch for his debut album (vases, not T-shirts). Gallefoss is also working with Snøhetta on Holzweiler’s new store in his hometown of Bergen.