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“I don’t want to make just another chair”

Designer Kasper Kyster dreams of contributing with something new in a functional or aesthetic way. He urges us to take the time to rethink the standards of our normal means.

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“I don’t want to make just another chair”

Designer Kasper Kyster dreams of contributing with something new in a functional or aesthetic way. He urges us to take the time to rethink the standards of our normal means.

Kasper Kyster is a designer and founder of the exhibition platform and design collective UKURANT which won exhibition of the year during 3daysofdesign 2021. He graduated in 2022 and was awarded Talent of the year award at BO BEDREs Design Awards in 2022.

During 3daysofdesign you can experience Kasper Kyster Design at his first solo exhibition “Crafting Plastic” at Officinet in Bredgade 66.

What’s your dream? 

As a young designer my influences come from all over the world both in industrial design and art, and the things in between. My dream is that my practice can include both worlds. Not only working with industrial furniture design but being able to keep making experimental designs that perhaps can give new ideas to the other side and vice versa. I dream of becoming a designer who makes products that will contribute with something new and hopefully something better. 

For 3daysofdesign I dream of creating an exhibition that challenges the visitors' perception of plastic and its properties in crafts and design. I wish to create a space where you experience a collection of domestic furniture crafted with a unique technique that forces us to reconsider what modern craftsmanship is, exploring the aesthetics of plastic, transforming the industrial material into an analog form of expression. 

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How do you dream of contributing to the world? 

I want to contribute with something new and hopefully better. I don’t want to make just another chair. I want it to be new in a functional or aesthetic way. It can be the whole expression of the chair or it can be a small detail making all the difference. I want to create intuitive design. Not overcomplicating things. People should be able to understand my design, how it's made and how it's put together. 

What do you think the world needs more of? And less of? 

I think the world needs more quality and less of the opposite. In all aspects of our society. Not only products. But when it comes to products and design, quality takes time to develop. Time is quality. And we need time to rethink and challenge the status quo of what is now and ask what the future can bring. Not thinking of fast solutions for bigger problems but taking the time to rethink the standards of our normal means. Let’s raise the bar of standards so that quality is the new normal. 

Share your thought on the theme “Dare to dream” 

The first thing that comes to mind is ofcourse Ukurant. For those who don’t know, Ukurant is an exhibition platform for young experimental design during 3daysofdesign. Ukurant started out as a dream back in 2020 for me and my colleagues for us to exhibit our bachelor projects during 3daysofdesign. We contacted Signe Terenziani, who quickly responded and gave us a nice location at Frederiksgade 1. 

But the space was bigger than what we ourselves could fill out. Then we thought: maybe we need more exhibitors! How do we do that? That is what sprung the first ideas for Ukurant. 

We wrote a manifest explaining what we wanted Ukurant to be: an exhibition platform and community for young experimental design showcasing the best of what the youth have to offer. Creating a scene for talents making sure they are seen by the industry and a wider audience so that hopefully their dreams come true.

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Kasper Kyster Design
Bredgade 66, 1260 Copenhagen
Kasper Kyster chases the unknown. He seeks to test his intuition and experiment with materials and principles to achieve something spontaneous. His motivation is largely about the process of creating, about producing and chasing the unique rather than the perfect. Based on topics such as statics, tectonics, form and function, he works uncompromisingly towards one concept that can become a piece of furniture or object. The limitation means that his work appears spontaneous and intuitive. Kyster puts materials and craft above everything else. He is curious about how you can experiment with old crafts to give materials new aesthetics, and how modern technologies can redefine crafts' impact on aesthetics.
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