Nordvink® (Sanne Kyed and Anne Nørbjerg)

Johannes

www.nordvink.dk

Nordvink® has in 2013 emerged from a collaboration between, Sanne Kyed and Anne Nørbjerg and has a main focus on product and furniture design. The two designers study architecture and design at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark and will graduate in 2015. During their studies, they have collaborated with different Danish brands to launch their designs. Some of these can already be found in retailers across Denmark and rest of Europe.Their way of designing is based on a playful combination of materials and colors creating contrast in the simple and individualistic designs with a clear Nordic touch. The designers have been awarded 3 times and have been selected several times for fairs and exhibitions in Denmark and Europe. Their breakthrough design is the ‘DryUnder’. A balcony table combined with a drying rack, designed for everyday life with the focus to combine aesthetics and functionality in small spaces. It's an attempt to create high quality design, which is not only about aesthetics but also about adapting to the changes in our everyday life. Instead of replacing the old with new as the seasons change, it should be possible make small modifications in the design and in that way creating a long lasting design. Products: ‘DryUnder’(Balconytable), ‘Johannes’(dresser), ‘BoxMove’(dresser), ‘Split’(dresser), ‘TopIt’(candlesticks), ‘Ball’(lamp), ‘SpinIt’(vase), ‘NeverLate’(wall clock)

’Johannes’ Function and flexibility ‘Johannes’ associates to the traditional teak dresser from the 60s. The dresser basically consists of tight traditional lines and regular forms, but simple rounded cuttings and edges, conical angled legs and carefully selected material combination results in a dynamic and exciting look. Its design with simple qwerky details separates this piece of furniture from its more robust and traditional background and offers a whole new perspective, which supports “our shared vision” of creating functional and timeless Scandinavian design. The idea of the furniture ‘Johannes’ is rooted in the functions of a bureau piece, which both contains storage and tabletop possibilities. Pulling out the drawer and folding down the front makes the table top itself. The back of the drawer is designed with small compartments for storage. When not in use the drawer has the same look as the other drawers, and can be placed in three different heights. In this way it can be adjusted to a desk for children, a seated desk, and finally a standing desk. The dresser consists of 16 mm MDF, 12 mm MDF, oak veneer and solid oak. The main structure has a painted surface, while the surface of the drawers is made of oak veneer and finally the drawer handles are made of solid oak. The drawers are made in two different sizes, which all have the same principle of construction except for one of them. This particular drawer can be pulled out and then transform into a tabletop with small compartments for storage. The fronts of the drawers and drawer handles are glued together and then milled which results in a rounded shape. The legs of the furniture are wood-turned into a conical shape and assembled to the bottom of the bureau with the use of wood dowels. A prototype of the furniture is currently under construction.