MEET THE WICKER
Copenhagen-based duo Nils Chudy and Jasmina Grase, of Studio Chudy and Grase are the fresh talent behind ‘Meet the Wicker’, an inspiring story of innovation and age-old traditions finding common ground in contemporary furniture design.
Chudy and Grase employed generational Latvian wicker craftsmen and industrial steel workers to realize their ‘Meet the Wicker’ collection. The minimal black lines create striking frames for these contemporary but classic pieces. The gradient in thickness varies from 2cm, for 2 years old wicker, to only a few millimetres, for very young wicker and all possible variations are explored in each of the 3 pieces.
The two materials harmonise effortlessly; one from the earth’s core and the other harvested, both at once raw and refined. The wicker plants are harvested during a specific time in spring to maintain their pale colour which is in such strong contrast to their black steel frame.
German Nils Chudy and Latvian Jasmina Grase have a mature outlook on the European community. They call themselves “Children of Europe”, swearing no alliance but endeavouring to embrace the multitude of culture and tradition that makes up their incredible continent.
Credits: Meet the Wicker