Sitting down for many hours a day is not good for your body, so the characteristics for MOTION is that it has a comfortable saddle shaped seat , - and a soft base that keeps you in konstant motion without you thinking of it.
MOTION is a 'Sit and stand' chair. It is a chair that allows you to sit in an 'open' position, meaning that the angle of your thigs and body is more than 90o.
We have made the base of the chair with a 'closed cell structure' foam, so that you can not sit still.
As we see it, there are no real style or trend in the field of ergonomic sitting, -so we feel that we are starting one with this chair...
To put it short; we have really tried to make a nice looking chair, in a field that has a lot of bombastic and clumsy designs.
The most important issue has been to make a chair that is moving you while sitting, -as many people has very 'still sitting' work, it is crucial to be in motion while working!
In 2010, we won the competition to refurbish the TCC, which was next in line for a comprehensive renovation in the UN building. The layout of the hall had been changed since Finn Juhl’s project from 1952
In Denmark, the project was administered by the Danish Ministry of Culture in close collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Danish Arts Foundation was responsible for the competition itself.
We made the project come through in close collaboration with the Danish manufacturer ONECOLLECTION.
Providing extra seating in a living room, throws up a well-known problem; the storage of these extra seats when they're not in use.
We typically put them away in a loft, cellar or garage. Conveniently out of the way when we don't need them, but inconveniently far away when we do!
When we go to collect these seats, we find that they're not fit to sit in. They are either too cold or worse; they might be damaged by the damp climate in the storage space.
To solve this problem, we examined our homes and workplaces to find a suitable and convenient place to store extra seating. We found that the bookshelf is the obvious place, as it is close to the social situation, and is in a good 'climate'. We end up with an extra seat that is; close at hand, but not in the way!
GUEST is produced by Montana
Juicy is a flat pendel, that dosnt shine in your eyes, because it is build on uppon a honeycomb filter. Produced by Lightyears
In the beautiful modernnistic house from 1938, designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen, we have refurbished a foyer in the center of the building. The building used to be the Danish National Radio (The Radiohouse), but is today serving the Royal Danish Music Conservatorium. The 'Auditorie Foyer' is used as a 'meetingpoint' for the students during the day, and in the nighttime it transforms into a foyer for the guests in the concerthalls.
Council Chair was made for the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York in 2012.
Council Chair is produced by Onecollection
In 2016 and 2017 the Council Chair is part of a campaign where Onecollection gives a donation to the organisation LittleBigHelp for every chair that is sold worldwide. LittleBigHelp is a NGO that works towards improving the living conditions for some of the most vulnerable women and children in West Bengal, India.
Council Lounge Chair is a lower and slightly tilted version of the original Council Chair, which was designed for the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the U.N. Headquarters in New York in 2011 by Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard. The chair offers great comfort and is ideal for lounge or lower seated conferences.
What do you need to get light in a lightbulb ?
An electric cord!
YellowFin was made for the 10 Mindcraft exhibition at Spazio Vuoto in Zona Tortona, Milan in 2010. An exhibition featuring 12 brand-new works from a selection of Denmark’s finest designers and craftspeople.
Its an ultra slim wall lamp, only 6 mm. including LED, diffuser, and cooling. It was meant to be mounted flush with the wall, and parked by magnets. When bringing the lamp out, the light turns on. YellowFin reaches out appr. 1 meter, and the 'head' can turn 360 o horizontally.
A diving bell, also known as a 'Wet bell', is a cable-suspended airtight chamber, open at the bottom like a moon pool structure that is lowered underwater. The pressure of the water keeps the air trapped inside the bell. Unlike a submarine the diving bell is not designed to move.
The new lamp from Salto & Sigsgaard, is an attempt to make a pendel-lamp which uses is light source to the full. It reflects the light one time in the aluminum reflector, and at the same time it adjusts the color of the LED lights color temperature.
When admitting that the LED light is orientated, unlike a traditional light bulb, the LED filament is pointed up towards the reflector, with the power cordentering the lamp at the open end.
Council table is produced by Onecollection
The New Carlsberg Foundation is a private and independent foundation for the arts. The effort to foster and benefit the arts in the founders’ fatherland forms the core of the foundation’s charter, which was signed on 20 January 1902 by brewer Carl Jacobsen and his wife, Ottilia Jacobsen (Carlsberg Beer)
The project is an adjustment of the existing interior from the 70's by Wilhelm Wohlert, as well as newly developed furniture made for NCF.
The idea of joining the floors together, as well as making the house a 'transit' for art, more than a museum, we are thrilled with, and our main idea with the furniture is taking its starting point in this.
We will work with 6 overall furniture systems whose primary goal is to 'handle' the art of the house:
2. 3D boards
3. Painting Parking
4. Meeting table
6. Gallery lists
We wanted to make our furniture clear and functional. They must appear as an easy-to-understand whole, but in their main groups still manage to solve their very specific tasks.
Overall, we would like our furniture to be perceived as an appliance rather than fixed building components.
In other words, we want to emphasize that they are freeing the walls, floors, ceilings, etc. of the house.
Again in order to clearly distinguish between the architecture and the furnishing.
That the house is to be a 'transit' for the art indicates that the art should not stand and 'dust'.
We must, however, acknowledge that after all, the house must keep the art for longer, but preferably shorter periods.
Therefore, we want to emphasize that the house also 'exhibits' the artworks in the best possible way, that by creating a system for storing the art so that it is exhibited simultaneously.
We therefore work with three main concepts:
Transit - Storage - Display
Under the influence of the three concepts, we therefore introduce 6 overall furniture systems. Their primary goal is to 'handle' the art of the house:
The 'Harry Potter' Library (5th floor) is structured as 4 large shelves, with books on both sides. They must divide the elongated space as a kind of 'passage' that leads one to the house's quiet place for immersion.
Between the shelves is a ladder so that all the books can be reached. The ladders are made in the same high standard as the rest of the furniture in the house, and we have made the top step bigger, so that you can park your books before using the latter.
There are daylight through skylights in two of the spaces. The remaining rooms are supplied with artificial light.
The '3D wall' is made in grey linoleum, and has a grit of holes where an assortment of different 'fittings' and shelves is developed to enable 'displaying' artworks, for a shorter or longer period. 3D 'because, it should be able to accommodate not only flat paintings, but also the small "odd size" art.
We suggest our Council Chairs in Oregon Pine around the new meeting table on the 5th floor,
We have placed our GUEST chairs around the house, and of course in the libraries among the books.
The Podiums are made in grey linoleum, and is made for the bigger size art. The podiums are made in different sizes.
The “Cuba mahogany library” is made from the wood from the old library on the 3. Floor. The library was carefully taken apart and made in to 40 different size cubes. Each cube is hand tapped together as a tribute to the very fine wood. You will see holes and cuts from the old library in the new system, but that is what library’s do; pas on history.
After we finished the furniture project, NCF asked us to remake the elevator. That we have done by adding some of the materials and structures that has been used in the furniture project, to the inside of the elevator - as a kind of appetizer.
The interior project is done in collaboration with:
Elgaard Architecture A/S
Dronningens Tværgade 4, 1.sal,
1302 København K, Denmark
DK-6950 Ringkøbing, Denmark
Salto& Sigsgaard has written an essay about there design ideas, way of working, and with the UN projekt and GUEST chair as examples.
Danish Crafts presented MINDCRAFT13 in Ventura Lambrate during the Fuori Salone 2013. The exhibition introduced new works from 15 skillful craftspeople and designers. All works reflected the innovation that is unfolded in contemporary Danish craft and design. MINDCRAFT13 was curated by Kasper Salto & Thomas Sigsgaard.