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New Works presents a collection at the intersection between old and new. Light and dark. Design and art. Our work pays homage to the strong Scandinavian history of craftsmanship and materiality, whilst challenging the contemporary forms of today. We collaborate with an international group of renowned designers and artists, who display a matching fascination with sculptural forms and honest materials. These collaborative pursuits convey our love of the sensual, and of the bold.
From it’s beginning in 2015, New Works has presented pieces that intersect design and art. Sculptural objects grounded in four core values: Natural, Experimental, Rough and Craftsmanship. Under the vision of Creative Director Knut Benedik Humlevik, the Copenhagen based design house has transported these same values from a range of experimental lighting and accessories into larger scale releases including the Convent Chair and Florence Table. Continuing to explore these same concepts within a larger scale, 2018 sees the release of their largest and most ambitious product range to date; the Mass series by Chinese studio Lim + Lu.
Merging the Scandinavian heritage of honest materiality and craftsmanship with a contemporary sculptural approach to interior living, the Mass series presents pieces grounded by refined lines and an honest palate of materials. Made up of 16 unique pieces that can be configured in endless variations, the Mass series is tailored to the variety of contemporary life. From standalone daybeds, ottomans and armchairs, to modular lounge units – Mass is brought together by simplicity in form that exudes sophistication.
Further establishing New Works as a brand pushing sculptural forms whilst maintaining a elegance across their collection, both existing and new pieces will be shown in a range of neutral and tonal colourways. This includes a range of new finishes for popular product lines including the Covent Chair, Florence Table, Aura Mirror and Bowl Table Lamp: while the iconic Kizu Table Lamp and Lantern Pendant will see an extension to their respective product ranges. New Works 2018 presentation further strengthens their commitment to pieces that weave sensual lines and bold forms through honest materials and fine craftsmanship.
We believe in respecting the natural qualities of materials as both an inspiration, and as a guide when creating our collection. Honouring the individual qualities that each material contributes. From the strength of marble, to the warmth of oak.
We collaborate with artists and designers that share our obsession with detail, and who strive to discover new forms, materials and textures in the world around them. Together, our experiments aim to provide a new vocabulary for contemporary art and design.
Design is to be touched and held, to encircle you, whether through dappled light or a warm embrace. To best represent the materials and techniques used to create our objects, we believe it is vital to retain their original roughness. The true statement of character that comes from within.
A fusion of our own craft traditions, and experiments into various techniques from around the world, allows our pieces to push the boundaries of material and form. Challenging the perceptions of craft, whilst retaining the touch of the craftsman through to each final object.