The Work of Line Depping
The idiom of Line Depping is simple: form is determined by function. A driving force in her working process is seeing a reason for making a new piece of furniture. The Copenhagen based designer, who launched her furniture line after completing design school in 2010, pays a special emphasis to form and material, often using wood.
A simple formula of form following function runs throughout her work, and it is looking good. Especially clever is a wall-mounted hook made to look like handles of a paper bag.
Line Depping finds also her inspiration in corralling disorder. “We seek to have control and order, but we live in a chaotic world”. as she explains about how she created a storage system called Tool Boxes, which she exhibited during Milan Design Week. Six ash-wood trays in gradient colors ranging from natural wood to canary yellow stack neatly on top of one another or can be pulled out to showcase the contents of a drawer, giving “space to chaos in an indirect way.”
‘Hook’ is a large wooden coat hook. It was part of the MINDCRAFT12 exhibition, which was curated by designer Cecilie Manz and presented in Milan during Fuori Salone 2012. ‘Hook’ accommodates the casual as well as the neat and tidy. It is intended both for casually discarded jackets and for hangers with freshly ironed clothes.
“In everyday life we always try to follow certain norms, have tidy homes for example, but often we feel a hint of bad conscience because we are not perfect as people. So why this quest for the impossible? My table allows our irrational chaotic lives to rule and by that showing that life can be perfect in its imperfection.”