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Graduation Project 2014

Jasmina Grase

From traditional basket to industrial design

Department: Man and Activity
Website: www.chudyandgrase.com

Meet the Wicker

Industrial design meets handicraft in this ‘woven’ furniture from Latvia. Jasmina Grase went back to her roots and gave traditional basket weaving a modern boost in close collaboration with local craftsmen. By applying this age-old technique to an industrially produced metal frame, Jasmina wants to strengthen the connection between crafts and industry. Her stool, cabinet and coffee table each show a different quality of the material. The gradient within the weave represents the ageing of the plant: young and thin stripes fading into old and thick wicker lines. The project is accompanied by a documentary that illustrates the beauty of the whole process.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman