Since their recent show at Libby Sellers Gallery in London, Hunting & Narud have been on our radar as designers to watch. Their 'The Copper Mirror Series' at Design Maimi/ Basel caught the attention of our design advisor and makes our list for design highlights of the fair.
'The Copper Mirror Series' is a collection of freestanding forms made of copper, mild steel and stone. Norwegian-born Hunting & Narud were keen to ensure their designs paid homage to Norway’s rich mineral and industrial heritage. Consequently the materials became the protagonists of the series and were left in their natural state, with relatively few interventions applied to draw out the inherent beauty of the raw materials. Both refined and noble, the pivoting circular forms of each mirror were, according to Hunting & Narud, "inspired by the visual language and movement of the different elements of the solar system".
More about the designers:
Alongside their own established design practices, Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud of Hunting & Narud have recently joined forces to collaborate on spatial and exhibition designs for a variety of clients including the Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian Design Council, the Design Museum London, the Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Council. Amy is a graduate of the Department of Furniture and Spatial Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (the Danish Design School), where she graduated in 2008, while Oscar attended the Royal College of Art, London, and graduated in 2006 with an MA in Design Products.