Things are so much more than just physical function.
We express ourselves with, fall in love and remember through things.
They also reflect the spirit of the times in which they were created.
Things fill an emotional function and are, in that sense, an important tool.
In my project, I want to demonstrate the value of things and argue that form not only follows a practical function. The result is a collection of tales about the meaning of a cabinet in a small Swedish province in a few moments in history.
The story takes off in the late 1700s fisherman’s home where the magnificent rustic cabinet plays the main role. It then ends in our times where I tell my own “cabinet tale”. My cabinet tale depicts Bohuslän, a cabinet inspired by the pre-industrial product development, customized for our industrial society.
Bohuslän is my homage to the pleasant and sustainable way rural people relate to things.