Since it’s beginning in 2015, New Works has grown from a series of sculptural objects grounded in four core values: Natural, Experimental, Rough, and Craftsmanship. Under the vision of Creative Director Knut Benedik Humlevik, the Copenhagen design house has expanded its reach in only its second year. Demonstrating a love of the sensual and of the bold, the New Works collection has retained a strong Scandinavian base, whilst reaching out to a new global audience.
New Works first collection fused experiments in materiality with geometric form. Sculptural pieces including the Untitled (Concrete Chair), Kizu Table Lamp and Crowd Candle Holders, demonstrated their unique approach to form. In 2016, pieces such as the Rise and Shine Mirror and Florence Shelf added a sense of movement and drama to a growing collection of iconic lights, objects and accessories.
In 2017, New Works will re-compose this unique approach to form and materiality into a larger scale. Continuing to experiment with sensuality and sculptural forms, this new focus will provide a full collection of interior objects, from candleholders to complete dining settings. With the launch of Five Floor Lamp, and the strong geometry and warmth of the Covent Chair, New Works has continued the commitment to pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and design. A bold design language grounded in honest materials and fine craftsmanship.
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We believe in respecting the natural qualities of materials as both an inspiration, and as a guide when creating our collection. Honouring the individual qualities that each material contributes. From the strength of marble, to the warmth of oak.
We collaborate with artists and designers that share our obsession with detail, and who strive to discover new forms, materials and textures in the world around them. Together, our experiments aim to provide a new vocabulary for contemporary art and design.
Design is to be touched and held, to encircle you, whether through dappled light or a warm embrace. To best represent the materials and techniques used to create our objects, we believe it is vital to retain their original roughness. The true statement of character that comes from within.
A fusion of our own craft traditions, and experiments into various techniques from around the world, allows our pieces to push the boundaries of material and form. Challenging the perceptions of craft, whilst retaining the touch of the craftsman through to each final object.