March 25, 2016
Stian Korntved Ruud is a designer based in Oslo, Norway. His fascination with the way products are made and put together had led him to modify, repair and destroy objects around him. He is now focusing on natural and enforced properties in materials, designing and creating objects with purely functional or aesthetic features.
Daily Spoon by Stian Korntved Ruud.
One carved everyday through a year.
The past year Stian spent most of his time exploring the unique organic qualities of wood and how adding of a function can beautifully refine a piece of wood. The project consists of 365 unique hand carved spoons made from various types of wood. One carved everyday through a year. Repeating the production of a spoon daily for a longer period of time (365 days) challenges and explores a spoons aesthetic and functional qualities. Stian crafts each spoon in a traditional way, using only hand tools. He feels the desire to actively engage with the material. In modern industrial production, machines overwrite the wooden structures and natural growth patterns.
“When using manual hand tools my hand collaborates with the wood structure during the forming process. This underpins all the spoons unique qualities”, says Stian.
Check his webshop to find a signed print of the whole collection of spoons.
Text by Stian Korntved Ruud, Sprout.
Photography by Stian Korntved Ruud.