Jenny Nordberg (b. 1978) is an industrial designer MFA based in Malmö (Sweden), who works exploratory and interdisciplinary to expand the contemporary notion of design, and of the designer. Whether an experimental, conceptual or commercial project, her practice is always driven by a search for alternatives and counter-strategies to irresponsible mass production. Stylistically, her work is characterized by brutalism and minimalism cleverly combined, often leaning on chance as an important element.
Navigating between art and design, her research and studio work focus on how we produce and consume today, how we have done so historically and how this can be done differently in the future. By exploring questions such as these, Nordberg seeks to transform the preconditions of design and encourage it to take a more engaged position. In her two ongoing projects 3 to 5 Minutes (2015–) and 3 to 5 Seconds (2014–) she examines how different properties of the mass-produced and the handmade can be combined in a craft-based context, thereby raising questions about speed, time and value. Some of these rapidly handmade objects have been made in front of a video camera or an audience, disclosing the actual production process as well as her distinctive sense of humour. Her most recent project At Your Place Production (2015–) further elaborates the notion of transparency by offering a bookable service that cuts out all traditional intermediaries in favour of an extremely local production – set to take place in your home or at your working place.
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50 x 50 x 50 cm
Jenny Nordberg created the Tin Plinth with the cubical geometry of the classical gallery plinth in mind. The material in the plinth however - tin, is maybe less classical. Often working with the tension between the hand made and the machine made Nordberg wanted the explore the production of a sheet material that could be used to create a plinth. To do this she used the limitations of a studio environment as her framework, and developed a method to make sheet metal by casting tin in large molds. The outcome is an uneven and rough, almost brutal expression. This is the first object within a coming series of several industrial processes adapted for studio production.
Tin Plinth is a part of group show 'The Plinth Projects' opening from 18th November 2016 to 21 January 2017 at Etage Projects.
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3 to 5 Seconds Mirror Collection - Large
Silver coated mirror
70 x 100 cm
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About: During the summer of 2014 while working with the project 3 to 5 Seconds – Rapid handmade production - Swedish artist Jenny Nordberg researched the making of mirrors. The process and outcome was so thrilling that she had to continue working with this traditional method of making mirrors. The process Jenny is using was invented in the 19th century and is resulting in a thin layer of silver (Ag) on a glass surface.
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