Design: Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen
Material: Danish ash
Is the VOID a magical creation picked in the middle of a Nordic forest by a gentle giant? Unattended, will it root in your living room??
To Egeværk, the VOID series is a love song to the most beautiful wood in the world; the dying Danish ash. VOID also pays tribute to the process of creating by hand. The very process that makes Egeværk tick.
VOID is an investigation into the relationship between function, shape, craft and art. A creative nonsense and a thing of great beauty.
A table is a convention, an understandable place to meet up and socialize. But you can't place anything on VOID; it is not a natural place to have a conversation; cups, plates and cutlery will disappear into the void.
On some surfaces, shape playfully succumbs to functionality, on others, the exploration of the material seems to win. In the VOID series, the magnificent ash and the organic shapes battle function in the most beautiful and thought-provoking way.
The pieces in the VOID series is carved out of an ash monolith using spokeshaves, rasps, wood chisels, and a mallet. We imagine that the original size and shape of the huge block of wood will always linger discreetly in the room.