The rawness of a certain materials exposes, enhances and leaves impressions that challenges the everyday conception of usability. This often happens at a visual level. Certain elements in materials address the viewer through impressions and sensibility. Some materials can even cause reflections on texture, durability and construction. This happens for instance when something collides with the viewers natural aesthetics or interacts with perceptions of ugliness. The discomfort of certain impressions can make the viewer reflect on the expression itself. In this manner it is possible to transform negative perceptions of the material into positive reflections on the shape. This can change the immediate aversion and turn it into satisfaction.

This furniture is inspired by nature’s rocky formations and situations where people interact with them. This could be a situation where nature provides shelter or an opportunity to relax upon physical hardships. Often situations like these are accompanied by feelings of comfort and contemplation. In the midst of nature it is possible to enjoy and relax. The rawness and comprehensiveness of rocks makes it hard to abstract from the surroundings you are in. But if you take a certain element out of nature and places it in a new context the experience of functionality within the design is enhanced. The shape has explicit references to the natural elements it is inspired from, but the visual identity of the furniture presents itself in a very powerful way.
This furniture can be viewed at The Trapholt Museum in Kolding.