PRESS RELEASE dutch design week 2017 27/10/2017
Designer Glen Baghurst creates imposing dining table for Southern Sweden Creatives exhitbion 'Whats Your DNA?'
The curator Kajsa Willner has selected 9 design studios from the south Sweden region Skåne and aims to portray the local growing atmosphere around contemporary art and design.
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New object Launch
'Orotundo', Dining Table, 2017 Aluminium, aeronautical aluminium, glass.
Designed by Glen Baghurst & Produced by M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri. (Created specifically for 'Whats Your DNA?' and being shown for the first time at DDW2017)
Orotundo is an imposing minimalist dining table. This solid metal casting inspired by large church bells is made by the master bellfounders at M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri. Like the communal chimes of a church bell, this heavy object will enable a crowd to gather, discuss and indulge.
"I enjoy taking traditional craftsmanship out of context and applying it to new forms."
Quote from Glen Baghurst
ABOUT GLEN BAGHURST
Glen Baghurst is both a designer and coproducer of products and furniture. His work explores luxury ideas with a simple Scandinavian style.
He is based in Malmö, Sweden and Sydney, Australia. The majority of his work is created through collaborations with craftspeople including an armchair made by a Master Piano Maker and a Champagne Table made by a Master Bell Maker.
about M&E Ohlssons klockgjuteri
M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri AB is a metal foundry in Ystad in the south of Sweden a main logistic port from Sweden to Europe.The town is well known for its productions of TV series The Bridge and Wallander. M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri have been casting bells for churches and boats since the 1800’s. They continue to retain techniques from this age but have moved with current technologies on the side of keeping this traditional techniques. Situated inside a manufacturing area they have business around them that do highly specialised 3D printing for hospital equipment, precision metal machining and a stone cutting factory to name a few companies we utilize in our production process. As well as the casting of metals, a large part of M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri business is to refurbish and rebuild bell towers. Prominent features of these towers are clocks. It's common for them to rebuild and design larger faced clocks for these towers.