Drawn Objects by Sigve Knutson

In ‘Drawn Objects’, Sigve Knutson explores how a designer might work if the qualities of drawing were applied to the various phases of a production process. Drawing expresses the personal qualities and unique aesthetics of a designer: it allows for a direct and intuitive expression of the imagination, poetry, even thoughts and inspirations. By contrast, designing products usually means that your designs have to be changed, over long periods of time, to fit every new step in the production process. The author-designer’s rich personal imagery is translated and transformed, smoothed and filtered.

To deal with this gradual decline of the original intuitions, Knutson developed this project. It explores a multitude of ways to apply drawing to the production of objects. For instance, by connecting drawing to crafts, a new range of methods and ways of making objects emerges. Traces and marks from the production are left visible on the surface of the objects, making a stronger connection with the drawings. The intuitive and personal are not smoothed away, but they become the foundations from which objects are born.

Sigve Knutson (b. 1991, Norway) is an experimental designer based in between Oslo and Eindhoven. He obtained an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. His practice is motivated by a drawing mentality and a fascination for the intuitive and playful rather than the smoothened and planned. Through a series of methods and material combinations that allows for intuition and spontaneous actions, he aims to make his objects in the same way as he would make a drawing.