Philipp Von Hase | Trialog chair and Spire table
Philipp Von Hase was born and raised in Germany but after studying at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design,he seems to reflect in his creations every element of Norwegian life and culture. His Trialog chair and Spire table are a good illustration.
Designed for reverse sitting, The Trialog is a three legged wooden chair. Its back rest also serves as an arm rest. When we are sitting in conversations we are likely to sink down in our chair after a while or sometimes don’t really know where to put our arms and hands. often this results in crossing the arms in front of our chests, leading to a much more passive body language. reverse sitting gives us a more upright as well as pro active posture and can improve body language. Due to the single chair leg in the back your own legs are being activated while sitting the other way around.
The Spire is a seed shaped plantable made out of walnut veneer and solid maple wood. The bowl is handmade porcelain. The spire table was designed for a seed centre in bergen where you can learn about seeds, consume and swap seeds. The bowl in the centre is for growing herbs or storing fruit. The butterfly table tops can be opened up and the space beneath is for storing table ware or small gardening tools for example. inspired by Hundertwasser’s baummieter and Goldsworthy’s seed sculptures i designed and build this metamorphosis of an avocado-sunflowerseed-walnutshell.
[divider]About Philipp Von Hase [/divider]
Born and raised in Hanover, Philipp has been designing and manufacturing furniture for the last 10 years, working on projects in Copenhagen, São Paolo and Berlin. Having recently graduated from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design with a degree in furniture and spacial design; his time spent immersed in Norwegian life and culture has inspired his work, both in terms of materials he uses and the way the natural landscape informs his designs. Philipp’s furniture pieces are generally sculptural in appearance, and he frequently introduces ingenious conceptual twists that enhances their function.