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MILAN 2014
  • Five new products were launched at the SaloneSatellite in Milan. Here some impressions from the stand.
  • Photo by Elisabeth Florstedt
KVELDEN (lamp) NEW!
  • Year: 2014 / Material: Birch and birch veneer / Dimensions: 45 x 45 x 31 cm / Category: Prototype
  • Kvelden is the Norwegian name for evening. Through its all-wooden construction the lamp makes a warm and comfortable light, which spreads through the elements and brings associations to the Norwegian landscape and their wooden houses.
  • Copyright © 2014 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
    Photos by Marie Jacob
LY (blanket) NEW!
  • Year: 2014 / Material: 100% Wool / Dimensions Blanket: 150 x 220 cm / Category: Prototype
  • Copyright © 2014 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
    Photos by Marie Jacob
KOVE (sofa & daybed) NEW!
  • Year: 2014 / Material: Wood, foam rolls and 100% wool / Dimensions: 200 x 75 – 115 x 75 cm / Category: Prototype
  • Kove is a flexible sofa, daybed and bed. Due to its simple principle of expansion, it lets you choose the size. The depth stretches from 75 to 115 cm in just one movement.
  • Copyright © 2014 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
    Photos by Marie Jacob
  • Fabric by Innvik Sellgren
BLÅNE (space dividers) NEW!
  • Year: 2014 / Material: Birch and 100% wool / Dimensions: 61 x 3,5 x 180 cm / 103 x 3,5 x 160 cm / Category: Prototype
  • Due to the semi-transparency the screens allows light and movements to glimpse through, yet still it defines a clear division of the space.

Copyright © 2014 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Marie Jacob

GARM&CO (stick-animals) NEW!
  • Year: 2014 / Material: Birch / Dimensions: 100/ 140 cm / Category: Prototype

  • Garm&Co is a collection of stick-animals. In addition to the classic stick-horse, the range now also includes a wolf, a squirrel and a raven.
  • Copyright © 2014 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
    Photos by Marie Jacob
MEMORY CARPET (hybrid)

Year: 2012 / Material: 100% wool / Dimensions: 220 x 160 x 85 cm / Category: Prototype

 

A chair has been standing on the same spot for a long time – so long that it has become a part of the carpet it´s placed on top of. Now, it is rooted and integrated and turned into a hybrid – being both a chair and a carpet. Together the two elements tell a story about our everyday habits, it creates a new situation and encourage us to use the remaining empty space.

This Work was conceived for the Exhibition Tingenes Tilstand / State of Tings. For more information about this here.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

SEASON CARPET (soft thermometer)

Year: 2012 / Material: 100% wool / Dimensions: various dimensions, shapes and colors / Category: Prototype

 

Our natural environment is always changing; flowers are blooming at a certain temperature, leaves are falling off by another and the snow falls by temperatures below zero. In the same way the Season Carpet is sensible to temperature alteration and its colors and pattern is changing due to the surroundings; the weather and the season. The carpet is braided in a three-color pattern, where the colors have different temperature sensibilities and will change its color at different temperatures. In this way, the carpet will change its look through the day and the year – depending on the environment.

 

Carpet 1: Changing from blue to mint at 15°C and from red to yellow at 28°C.

 

Carpet 2: Changing from purple to pink at 15°C and from red/brown to yellow at 28°C.

 

Copyright © 2012 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

MÜI (one hour lamp)

Year: 2012 / Material: Steel / Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 6 cm/ Category: Prototype

 

Müi can be used both as a wall or a table lamp. By pulling the ball away from the lamp, the light will be switched on for one hour - this is the same amount of time, as the ball needs to work its way back to the starting position.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Miriam Lehnart

TVI TVI (salt & pepper spinners)

Year: 2012 / Material: Oak / Dimensions: div / Category: Prototype

 

The playful, yet almost nostalgic form of the top, invites to twisting and spinning around the table.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

YOU + ME (dynamo lamp)

Year: 2011/ Material: Oak and glass/ Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 23,5 cm/ Category: Prototype

 

You+Me is a teamwork between product and user; the user charges the lamp by pulling the cord and due to its dynamo technology it uses this energy to provide light – one minute of charging gives thirty minutes of light. You+Me is free from power points and can, as a candle, simply be brought around the house, to the balcony or the garden. It can take a various positions; like standing on the table, hang on a random hook, a branch or on the supplementary rack system. All in all it is an energy saving and mobile lamp that can be used in a broad palette of sceneries. The Lamp was made in cooperation with Elisabeth Florstedt.

 

Copyright © 2011 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Elisabeth Florstedt

GRANDFATHER KNITTING CLOCK (standing clock)

Year: 2012 / Material: Wood, wool and Acrylic glass / Dimensions: 45 x 20 x 190 cm/ Production: S.E.Wilhelmsen Design Studio/ Category: Limited edition of 8 Pieces numbered and signed + 2 Prototypes + 2 A.P./ Price: Available on request

 

Copyright © 2010 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

365 KNITTING CLOCK (wall clock)

Year: 2010 / Material: Wood, wool and acrylic glass / Dimensions: 36 x 15 x 50 cm/ Category: Prototype

 

365 is stitching the time as it passes by. It is knitting 24 hours a day and one year at the time, showing the physical representation of time as a creative and tangible force. After 365 days the clock has turned the passed year into a 2-m long scarf. Now the past can be carried out in the future and the upcoming year is hiding in a new spool of thread, still unknitted.


Copyright © 2010 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Miriam Lehnart

BIRDIE (tableware)

Year: 2009 / Material: Porcelain / Dimensions: Various/ Category: Prototype

 

 

Copyright © 2009 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

WISEDOM (jewlery)

Year: 2009 / Material: Porcelain and plated gold/ Dimensions: 1,5 x 1 x 1 cm/ Production: S.E.Wilhelmsen Design Studio/ Category: Limited edition/ Price: Available on request

 

The Wisedom necklace is a homage to one of the most fundamental human tools: the (wisedom-) teeth. The teeth are the foundation of our capacity to ingest and due to their porcelain-like material, they are one of the noblest single objects of the human body. Sometimes they are even plated with gold!

 

 

Copyright © 2009 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photo by Miriam Lehnart

FOUND (stool)

Year: 2009 / Material: Various types of wood / Dimensions: 50 x 40 x 25 cm/ Category: Limited edition / Collection: Private collections

 

Wasteland; Found is a stool put together of rest pieces from a carpenter’s workshop. Depending on which business and which projects they are working on, the waste will always be different and one stool will never look the same as the other: each item is unique. The material that the seats are made of, is the waste that normally would be garbage or used for firebricks. Now it is formed into something new and useful. The stool was made together with Elisabeth Florstedt.

 

Copyright © 2009 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Elisabeth Florstedt

PARASITZ (seat)

Year: 2008 (2011) / Material: Wood and fabric / Dimensions: 25 x 8 x 8 cm/ Category: Prototype

 

Parasitz is a mobile and flexible seat, developed to offer personal seating outside the home. The construction makes it possible to roll the seat together in one direction while in the other it stabilizes and forms a seat. All you need is a tree to fasten it around: the seat will become stabile and the tree-pole turns into a back lean.

In the nature as well as in public spaces you have to look for a free bench, a stone, a green spot or the edge of a sidewalk to have a seat. The basic request on these temporary seating opportunities are: to get up from the street level and to lean the back on something. But you don’t find these places everywhere and when you do they could be dirty, wet or already taken. Parasitz is easy to bring, it is light and gets so small it fits in the bag. The height and width is easy to adjust (it forms after the size of the tree pole) which makes it suitable for all ages and sizes. The materials were chosen for the outdoor surroundings: water-resistant fabric and wood. The seat needs the tree to make a stabile, comfortable and natural seating. It is integrated, but without leaving any traces.

 

Copyright © 2008 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Simon Skreddernes and Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

(R)EVOLUTING SPOONS (cutlery)

Year: 2008 / Material: Various/ Dimensions: Various/ Category: Experiment

 

Evoluting Spoon was an experiment that I did together with the Berlin designer Hanna Wiesener from Trikoton. Inspired by the evolution strategy, our experimental work started: we wanted to set one of our most common everyday products on the evolution-test, to see if there was still new potential in such an old invention. By picking out human eating habits and different existing spoons, we started recombine and mutate. The experiment did not end in a new spoon that threatens the existing in any way, but it came up with a range of useful and interesting spin-offs, like the soup spoon made out of bread, the whisk and spoon combination for cooking, the camping spoon with a cans opener and the spoon with an thermo chrome colour to check the temperature while eating or cooking.

 

Copyright © 2008 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

KEEP IN MIND (a Moleskine object)

Year: 2008 / Material: Moleskine book and pvc/ Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm/ Commission: Moleskine/ Category: Art object / Collection: Detour - Moleskine

 

Detour is the name of a traveling collecting of Moleskine notebooks created by internationally recognized artists, architects, film directors, designers, illustrators, and writers. “Some works contain extensive stories; others are turned into pieces of contemporary art and design” (Moleskine).I am proud to join the Moleskine collection with my Moleskine book called “Keep in Mind”. The object reflects my own way of using these notebooks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2008 Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Photos by Moleskine and Siren Elise Wilhelmsen