iris djupvik: vidje
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feb 14, 2011

iris djupvik: vidje

‘vidje’, designed by iris djupvikimage © designboom

the work of norweigan designer iris djupvik, the ‘vidje’ lounge chair is a study in contrasts. juxtaposing the feminine and the masculine and light and shade, djupvik sought to recreate in wood some of the qualities of crochet.

the chair is created of locally sourced laminated wood. illuminated, the crochet-like pattern recreates itself in shadow on the wall, floor, or ceiling, so that the chair acts as not only functional object but also spatial element in a room.

‘vidje’ was featured at stockholm furniture fair 2011 as part of point of view, an exhibition of student work from norway’s oslo national academy of the arts.

profile view of ‘vidje’ at stockholm furniture fair 2011 image © designboom

detail view of chair back and seat image © designboom

‘vidje’ is meant as both functional object and spatial element, interacting with a space through form and shadow

profile view of ‘vidje’

back view of the chair

  • Cheap copy of Godoy’s Flex family:

    Esteban says:
  • The mesh-like composition of chair resembles the Flex bench, stool and coffee table by Emiliano Godoy (Pirwi, Mexico City), all of them dated 2008 and 2009.

    Jimena Acosta says:
  • I DON’T SEE THE COPY, if you look at the details the design language is quite congruent from the weaving to the formation of the structure, perhaps inspired by an expanded metal mesh sheet. The fact that the designer used wood as the material doesn’t make him a plagiarist. Calling a design a copy without careful analysis is rather arrogant and lazy. I personally think that this design is better resolved and executed than that of Godoy and I give it two thumbs up!

    Dave says:
  • That is why I did not mentioned the word COPY but a similarity and did not accused the designer of plagiarist. We will never know If Djupvik was aware of Godoy’s work before working on his own design. If he was actually aware of it we won’t know if he was intentionally or unintentionally inspired by it. However as part of the audience I did not overlooked the resemblance.

    Jimena Acosta says:
  • The designer is not a man…and the chair is not a copy.

    Ifa says:
  • People please just because it utilized a mesh design does not necessarily relate it to other designers work. Lets keep this critiques objective, we could always find similarities but I don’t think the intention of this design was inspired by that guy’s work. The design is quite simple and streamlined, honestly I am with Dave in this, the design looks like it was inspired by something else rather than Godoy’s work. What came to my mind was the graphs used to describe oscillations. In any case its quite original and well designed

    DsgnCrit says:
  • I think the project Esteban was referring to was this:
    I don’t think one is the copy of the other, but definitely Godoy’s seat is much nicer!

    David says:
  • completely different ! this chair is very nice !!

    Bessa Marques says:
  • not sure if it will be comfortable

    lateraal says:
  • Awesome design, different than the comparisons claimed by some in this thread. I really like the clean details, quite well executed use of plywood. I would definitely buy this chair!

    Artman says:
  • Estaban dont know design, period!

    The chair is totaly different from what is refered to above.

    Nikolai Perovich says:

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