“It was a playful transformation of complex geometrical principles into new sculptural forms »

The perfect beauty of geometrical form has fascinated humankind since Antiquity, but our computer age is particularly capable of unfolding the infinite richness of nature before our eyes, like an origami. Indeed, by zooming in and by modulation, Fenhann transforms complex geometrical principles into stunning sculptural forms.

Made for the exhibition « Japanometry » at Galerie Maria Wettergren in 2015, the table-sculpture Pyramid II combines computer technology with Japanese craftsmanship. With Pyramid II, Fenhann explores the meanders of pure geometrical form through origami-inspired wood constructions.

Eight triangles are joined together to form a double Pyramid. The double pyramid is one of the strongest and most harmonious polygons and it is also the natural shape of a raw diamond. Then the pyramids are puzzled together in a complex mathematical shape.

The table was presented at the Solo exhibition “Japanometry” at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris – 2015

Pyramid II table is edited by Galerie Maria Wettergren in a limited edition of eight pieces and two prototypes in various woods.

 

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

  • 2015
Lauro Preto Wood
55 x 55 x 46 cm
Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

    Pyramid Grande
    2015
    Lauro Preto Wood
    55 x 55 x 46 cm
    Limited editions of 8 + 2 A

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    Creating designs with an equal focus on sculptural and functional qualities, Rasmus Fenhann’s works are made in carefully selected natural materials, especially wood. He is considered as one of the most important Scandinavian designers today in the field of handmade art design. His working processes combines traditional, sometimes near-forgotten craft techniques with advanced high-tech procedures, including computer-based sketching and visualization. His painstakingly precise treatment of wood sur faces, ending up in a velvet-like, soft finish and with invisible joints, is the result of an extraordinary effort, which is both mental and physical. It is exquisite craftsmanship, close to the obsessive. In the words of the artist, “It has to do with being able to zoom in, infinitely… There mustn’t be any flaws, not even the tiniest, in the delicate woodwork. Time is key, and infinite repetition is expected until a level of breathtaking per fection is reached.

    Rasmus Fenhann has a double education from the Danish Royal Academy of Ar t and Design, Furniture Depar tment 1997-2003, and as a Cabinetmaker 1991-1996. He has frequently exhibited in Japan, Europe and in the United States, and his works are part of impor tant private and public collections including the permanent collection of the Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rasmus Fenhann has received several Prizes and awards such as the Danish Arts and Crafts Silver Medal, 2004; the Finn Juhl Prize, 2016 and most recently, the Inga & Ejvind Kold Christensen Prize in 2022. 

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