The Poetic Design of Lovisa Hansson
Lovisa Hansson’s divan is inspired by the work of German artist Joseph Beuys, and his first room-size installation of the same name, I Want To See My Mountains or Voglio vedere le mie montagne in Italian with a shape taken from the Swiss Alps.
The designer wanted the divan to be “a base for relaxation and reflection”. Its shape, taken from the Swiss Alps, includes dramatical meetings between sharp tailored lines and areas where the fabric hang loose. It’s made out of polyether, plywood and Felt, the signature material of Beuys.
Lovisa is a former painting conservator, used to work with restoration of ceiling paintings in Swedish castles and churches. She studied furniture and spatial design at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen and now works as a furniture and product designer based in Malmö in southern Sweden.
Her work explores the boundary between sculpture and everyday products. She tries to add poetic elements in everyday life. She selects materials which allow them to age beautifully and last for a long time.
She also designed other products like Versatil, an object built from a equilateral triangle showing a new face from every angle it is viewed. It can be used as a bowl, a candleholder and/or as an office accessory.
Her cabinet, Nothing to hide, with its wooden slats allows to take a glimpse at its content from certain angles. The cabinet opens from the top and because it has no front or back and can be placed in the middle of the room.
The Mobile sculpture Autumn Leaves is definitely the most poetic object of the collection meant to reflects the beauty of the Scandinavian autumn melancholy.