Petter Thörne

MA work

Specialism:

Platform 15


How simple can manufacturing be?


The ‘Wet and Dry Light’ is as simple as can be, requiring minimal use of materials and energy for its production. A single sheet of specialist paper is wetted and draped over a simple form to create a volume and then left to dry. This basic and straightforward process is contrasted with the disordered drama of the paper’s response.


When a standard low-energy light bulb is placed inside, the materiality of the paper shines through to great effect, providing a quality of light that has warmth and excitement.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2012

    Specialism

    Platform 15

  • Specialism:

    Platform 15


    How simple can manufacturing be?


    The ‘Wet and Dry Light’ is as simple as can be, requiring minimal use of materials and energy for its production. A single sheet of specialist paper is wetted and draped over a simple form to create a volume and then left to dry. This basic and straightforward process is contrasted with the disordered drama of the paper’s response.


    When a standard low-energy light bulb is placed inside, the materiality of the paper shines through to great effect, providing a quality of light that has warmth and excitement.


  • Degrees

  • BA, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
  • Experience

  • Designer, UMA Design, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2010; Designer and architect, JAC Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; Resonance, supported by Yamaha, Chappell of Bond Street, London, 2011; Fendi & the RCA, London Design Week, Fendi Flagship Store, London, 2011; UNG 7 Young Swedish Design, Juried Travelling Exhibition, Stockholm, Tokyo, Prague, 2009–10
  • Awards

  • Highly commended, Conran Foundation Award, 2012; First prize, Muuto Talent Award, 2009; Konstfack BA Award, 2009