Product Photography: Sara Angelica Spilling




O O O L I N O . 1

Sitting Sculpture made in Oslo Norway

Oooli no.1 is a functional sitting sculpture whose form and tactual experience intend to intrigue and beckon one into it’s sitting embrace. Welcoming one to discover for oneself it’s forms and tactile nature as it brings you to a physical awareness of the moment with it’s mutual touch. The sitting sculpture Oooli no.1 is created by hand using 13,532 strips creating 2,255 bunches and using approximately 7,832 stitches.

Oooli no. 1 is from a collection of sculptural furniture and handheld objects of curiosity and play made of leather and steel utilising the entirety of the hide, off cuts and all, to create an intriguing, visceral, soft, and playful tactual experience. The objects dance the line of aesthetic and function merging a handcrafted quality and the visual experience of art with the utilitarian experience of design.

The materials used are made from renewable sources and chosen for their ability to mature and embrace time gracefully. Each pieces’ form has been forged by hand, hammer, and flame to create visually continuous forms intended to draw one in. The steel structure is finished in beeswax to protect it from future corrosion. The goat hide is supple and soft using a natural tanning process of bark and roots, sourced from a family tannery in southern Germany and prior to that the surrounding farms. The tactile surface endeavours to use the entirety of the hide and not just the large central forms commonly used when working with leather. Strip by strip each piece is carefully cut and sewn entirely by hand.

Process video by Ayae Maki Fredheim