A by-product of the hemp industry, hemp hurds are the woody core of the hemp stem, usually burned for energy or used as animal bedding. As a bio-based material, it can also be used in combination with building limes for constructing sustainable walls. Because of their rough texture, hemp hurds rarely appears as an exposed surface. Tapping into the knowledge of building-material researcher Dr. Paulien Strandberg, Petter Thörne has modified hemp hurds’ composition to support its use in interiors. By substituting the conventional binding agent, lime, Thörne has developed a variant that can easily be moulded into more refined shapes. This family of candleholders maintain and emphasise the rough-textured character of the material, using the candle flame to create a beautiful shadow play on the material’s surface.
A collaboration with Dr. Paulien Strandberg. Strandbergis a researcher in the department of building materials at Lund University, with special interests in the insulation and moisture-transport properties of bio-based building materials and the use of lime/hemp composites in construction.
The name refers to the soft quality of the light and the materiality-softness of the shade. The use of fabric gives a warmth and mild impression.
Three fabric types with different features and translucency, creates the shade. Together they make a reflector, an outer texture and a diffuser. The thin diffusing layer at the bottom materialise the light and makes it alive, due to movement in the feather-light fabric. Benefits by using fabrics are lower footprint during shipping and improved acoustic during use.
All textiles are made by flame retardant material.
Keep is a table assembled with leftovers materials. Designed together with Anders Johnsson and in production by Danish design company Muuto.
The Wind Wall
Winner of the competition for a public artwork to Malmö Live (hotel, conference and concert hall) located in the citycenter of Malmö, Sweden. The installation will be realized 2015-2016.
Designed together with Jens Vium Skaarup and Joshua Morrison.
Mold is made by leftovers veneers-slivers. Designed with Anders Johnsson
Wall mounted storage unit. Collaboration with Sam Weller and Nic Wallenberg under the name Studiobject.
A 3.5 meter long bench in that is so light that you can carry it on one had, yet strong enough to sit on. Available in ash or oak and price on request.
Making Money in Milan
Money was originally created as an object with an intrinsic value, whether perceived or by materiality, to help with inclusive trade. Today an increasingly impersonal, intangible and cheap symbolic form of this idea is mass produced and circulated among us.
Set in Milan 2012, during the Furniture Fair - the largest trade fair of its kind in the world - Petter Thörne, Nic Wallenberg and Sam Weller decided to take things into their own hands, cutting out this industry, using their design and 'craft' skills to create their own money. In a process of haphazard craft where they are melted, cast and mauled pewter into coins with a bespoke set of tools.
A one off piece in birch wood and clear resin.
The Anatomy of Fendi
The Music Within
Outdoor furniture. Designed with Anders Johnsson.
In Wire- Table
Three different versions of a table concept where a metal wire basket both provides structure and storage. Designed in collaboration with Sam Weller and Nic Wallenberg under the name Studiobject.