Bokk represents a rich addition to the Nedrefoss brand in terms of materiality and expression. The way Sigve Knutson is turning towards our collective memory for inspiration as well as his approach to design as functional sculptures, seem like a perfect match to Nedre Foss values.
The master mould of this mysterious creature was hand carved by the designer. As with most of Sigve´s work, also this object is inextricably tied to his drawings. In Norwegian, Bokk is a type of dark and strong lager. Read as a phonetic transcription, Bokk could mean "A Bend" or simply "A Buck". Bronze was the first metal alloy to be shaped into tools and ornaments some 5000 years ago. Bokk´s bronze is made from a mix of copper and tin.
A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exterior reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster original. The process of slip-casting begins with the creation of a three-dimensional model of the design known as a ‘master’ by a professional model-maker, from which the production mould is cast. Crockery bypasses this process by placing the responsibility of both designer and model-maker in the hands of Max Lamb. Using the tools of a stone mason Lamb chips and carves a solid block of plaster to make a series of tableware, the design of each formed quite simply out of their own making.
In permanent collection of Les Arts Decoratifs in the Louvre, Paris