Kristina Krogh is a hugely talented Danish designer and artist based in Copenhagen who creates minimal objects and prints for the home. Her work is characterised by graphic shapes, aesthetic lines, clean patterns and distinctly different textures. She has a fascination with the interaction between light and dark, colour and contrast, and the juxtaposition of materials.
You might recognise some of Kristina’s gold foil calendars, but it is her art prints that caught my eye. Most of her limited-edition prints are printed on luxurious, heavy fine art paper using mineral-based archive inks. They have a lovely textured feel, with metallic foils catching the light.
Ellipse, below, is made from a drawing Keogh made of thousands of little dots. It is inspired by the natural phenomenon ‘Sort sol’ or ‘Black sun’ that takes place on the marshlands of southwest Jutland in Denmark. Migrational starlings gather there in Spring and Autumn when they move between their winter grounds in southern Europe and other countries near the Baltic Sea. Sort sol takes place just after sunset when the birds fly across the sky in huge formations.
Kristina has launched two new, minimal objects for Spring 2017 – the Stair Mirror and Desk Organiser. Her design philosophy is to create long-lasting, luxury pieces with a simple and timeless sculptural expression. Designed with a focus on solid craftsmanship, her objects are based on clean, geometric shapes and feature natural, honest materials such as brass, stainless steel and wood. For her, the aim is to ‘create objects that will last a lifetime, both physically and conceptually.’
The Stair Mirror is a beautiful sculptural piece, comprised of a hand-polished brass zig-zag shape supporting a round mirror. The mirror can be mounted on a wall or stand on its brass base on a table.
The Desk Organiser is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic letter holder. It consists of three different geometric shapes in polished steel and brass, which can be slotted into a solid oak base.
Behind Blinds 1, above, is inspired by ‘the interaction between light and shadow and the various changes in shapes and stories that emerge according to where and how the light falls’.
Kristina’s work can be found in over 60 design shops globally, such as Present & Correct and Holly’s House in London, find out more here.
All images: Copyright © 2017 Kristina Krogh