Jonas Edvard and Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle will be presented as part of the Curio exhibition entitled « Trans Act » at CHART DESIGN 2018.






Jonas Edvard, working portrait



Why do you design?
To create mesmerizing design ! We are living in a material world. There is so much « crap ». I hope we can change that and make design that is both beautiful and meaningful.

As a human, we have our own langage to communicate. For designers, design is a way to communicate, to translate a vision of the world we live in.


What is good design?

Good design is design being used by people.


What is your ideas behind « M (h) an (d) made »?

« M (h) an (d) made »is an installation of functional objects that will create social interactions with the audience. The space will be filled with different furniture – sits, chairs, lamps, planters – all made by hand with various materials. The works will consist of experiments with the material’s consistency, color and appearance, as well as studies in the shape and function of furniture design. The title is a play on word associating “hand-made and “man-made”. Considering trans-act as an encouragement to transform, the exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the value of design – which should be based on functionality, beauty and meaningfulness.







Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle: Between



Why do you design?
Since I was a child, I have always liked to create, and to make my own order in the chaos. I don’t consider myself a designer, but rather a material-based artist.


What is good design?

Good design is simple, but brilliant, moving borders and reflecting our community.


What is your ideas behind « Between »?

This work deals with the contrast between the heavy concrete material and the soft hand-painted textile. This creates an ambivalence: The textile is an important part of the work, but is at the same time squeezed together, and the hand-painted layers are hidden in the form. The concrete gives me the opportunity to “freeze” certain moments, as time remains in the sculpture as physical traces of the action.

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