ERIKA GEIGER OHLIN – UNCANNY TRACES. Young Swedish Design 2020 4 February - 22 March.jpg
ERIKA GEIGER OHLIN – UNCANNY TRACES
I have made objects from waste leather from the furniture industry. It used to be skin on a living animal – how do we value that as a material? Through my design method, double negativity, I make use of the waste and provoke thoughts about use and consumption.
Rather than adapting the cow’s body to the furniture, Uncanny Traces does the opposite and makes the invisible visible, the residues that are otherwise left on the tannery floor. The result is a special forced design language, one that’s unexpectedly inviting: sitting comfortable in the cow’s embrace.
Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2020. 4 February - 22 March.