With passion, persistence and Diabase as its basis, Kullaro creates contrasting forms and objects where each and every one has it´s own expression and it´s own distinctive character. This is done in most cases by combining the Diabase with other materials which enhance and beautify it in an unexpected manner.
Our vision is that every piece of jewellery, every piece of furniture and art contains a part of Kullaro`s heart and soul imprinted opon it. We makes use of hours, days and sometimes even weeks to give the Diabase the form and feel demanded by its historical legacy and historical environment.
A timeless and conditionless love. To be admired and recognized. To be kept or passed on. From generation to generation.
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STAND 10:1 OLD TRUMAN BREWERY | 21-25 Sep | Design: Glen Baghurst
THE OFFERING, Cocktail table, Diabase Stone
Limited edition 300 pieces.
This monolithic table is made from one piece of Swedish Diabase, a material prized by Japanese sculptors for its ability to achieve a rich depth of blackness.
Offering tables were used by ancient cultures to place offerings in small vessels carved into the table. This table has been created to allow you to present your own prized offerings and enjoy them in this Life.
Quote by Designer Glen Baghurst
“‘I met Kullaro through our participation in Den Nya Kartan where designers were paired up with craftspeople to create a 50/50 relationship where they co produce work and take it to the market together. I have adopted this model of working and have collaborations with M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri and Master Piano Maker, Felix Lenz. We have produced a few pieces and have been selling them in Europe, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. I was later approached by Kullaro to create a piece of work that would effectively fit into this way of working.
As a result of cultural exchange the Japanese have had a presence in north-eastern Skåne where the stone is quarried. I found this very interesting and started looking into Japanese sculpture. I explored the work of Isamu Noguchi whose cocktail table is a design classic. I admired the way he treated the material in his sculptural work and was surprised to find out he studied under the sculptor Brancusi whose work I also appreciate. I like the repetitive form in Brancusi’s work. I started this object by mirroring the bottom piece and then stretched the top piece creating direction to the object and more surface.
I have previously used stone as a weight to cantilever an object. It had a very functional and clear role in ‘The Champagne Table’. I started to work around this idea but I felt my challenge was to show off the stone’s natural qualities as well as the skill of the craftspeople. I needed a way to elevate the stone’s quality and allow it to retain its massive weight which I find so appealing about this material
I made the decision to make the carvings in the table small and abstract as a representation of the vessels that are found on the surface of ancient offering tables. I did not want to dictate the type of things served on this table like I did with ‘The Champagne Table’ because I like the idea that there are certain rituals involving specific vessels and tools that one might use. For example a Japanese tea set or a Russian crystal caviar set.”
Short film of CANDELABRA from serie HEXAHEDRON OF KULLARO Lisa Hilland has designed for us. Shown at LONDON DESIGN BIENNIALE 2016 Somerset House.
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