Sigve Knutson is an up-and-coming experimental designer based in between Oslo and Eindhoven and a recent graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven with an MA in Contextual Design. His practice is driven by a drawing mentality and a fascination for the intuitive and playful rather than the smoothened and planned.
Presented below is a survey of Sigve's works including his latest project Darwn Objects, where he 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 natural expression of the imagination, poetry, even thoughts, and inspirations. By contrast, designing products usually mean 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.