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Jonas Edvard Nielsen

b. 1982, Danish industrial designer

Jonas Edvard graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2013. He received a working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2014. His MYX lamp won 3rd prize in the Green Furniture Award 2014 in Milan, and in 2012 his KONKRET lamp won 2nd prize in the Muuto Talent Award. In 2015, Jonas Edvard is represented at Textifood – EXPO 2015, organized by Futurotextiles / Lille3000 in Italy and in the Domus exhibition in Pilsen, the Czech Republic. He also took part in the award-winning Mindcraft15 exhibition at Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier in 2015. Also in 2015, his Terroir chair was purchased for the permanent collection of the Danish design museum TRAPHOLT. In 2014, he co-founded the Danish bio-design network FUGT and hosted open workshops about algae as a material at the recurring cultural event Kulturmødet.

Jonas Edvard Nielsen’s work has a strong emphasis on sustainability and material experimentation. He does not limit himself to a particular category of materials but finds productive challenges and possibilities in all basic, unprocessed materials. He is fascinated with the process of creating new materials, and his projects often involve research into the history and use of a particular resource or material. With an alchemist’s approach to the design process, he plays with our perception of materiality, shape and function to create products that appeal to a wider range of sensibilities and place the material into a new context of aesthetic value and functionality. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, he aims to contribute to the debate about how we can achieve a healthier lifestyle on a cleaner planet by favouring on simple, valuable and functional objects that contribute to a circular economy.

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Gesso Project

Gesso is a side table in two different heights and sizes and available in four colours. The table consists of a composite limestone tabletop on a welded and painted frame made of ten-millimetre steel. The tabletop is made of a novel synthetic stone material developed by the designer, composed of limestone and bio-glue: the world’s first compostable stone material. The limestone used for the tabletop comes from the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old coral reef located in modern-day Faxe, Denmark. Today, coral and bryozoan limestone is quarried at Faxe, used mainly for cement and fertilizer. Limestone is a highly versatile material that is used to perform a wide range of functions, from toothpaste to smoke scrubbers. Calcium, which is the main component of limestone, is a key building block in human and animal bones, and by creating furniture in this material Jonas Edvard hopes to illustrate how consumers can play an active role in bringing about a sustainable lifestyle.

Order here: www.jonasedvard.dk

By same artist:
MYX Lamp (CC_18, 2014)

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H: 49 cm, Dia: 40 cm, frame:10 mm
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H: 38,5 cm, Dia: 52 cm, frame:10 mm
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H: 49 cm, Dia: 40 cm, frame:10 mm
Ochre
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H: 49 cm, Dia: 40 cm, frame:10 mm
Dark navy
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H: 49 cm, Dia: 40 cm, frame:10 mm
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img f-jen-03/Gesso Table
H: 38,5 cm, Dia: 52 cm, frame:10 mm
Ochre
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img f-jen-03/Gesso Table
H: 38,5 cm, Dia: 52 cm, frame:10 mm
Dark navy
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img f-jen-03/Gesso Table
H: 38,5 cm Dia: 52 cm, frame:10 mm
Light blue-grey
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