Objectum: Pedestal and Armarium
The Pedestal tables and the cabinet Armarium, all in solid birch, are the result of the project Objectum – a library of 60 objects in birch made over 60 days, in order to gain a deeper knowledge of the wood’s inherent properties. Pedestal is machine-made with hand-carved details, giving the tables their distinct tactility. The idea behind the Pedestal series is to communicate the level of precision possible with a machine alongside the unique qualities craftsmanship can provide, and to explore how the two very different methods can coexist in the same product. Armarium is based on the same principle, expressing a strong contrast between the cabinet's clean, straight lines and angles and the hand-cut, organic texture on the cabinet doors, enhancing the tactile impression. Both products highlight craftsmanship and knowledge of materials as prerequisites for producing furniture that endures.
Vilde Hagelund from Lier completed a bachelor’s degree in multimedia technology at the University of Agder before studying product design at the Oslo Metropolitan University. Her master’s degree thesis ‘Objectum’ was nominated for Designers’ Saturday Awards – Best Talents 2019, and she received a design scholarship from the Federation of Norwegian Industries the same year. In January 2020, Hagelund was presented with the DOGA Newcomer Award and named one of the world’s most promising young design talents by Wallpaper*.