Shelf Portraits

Shelf Portraits
Design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. 2004.
Ten people were invited to give a selection of objects from their lofts or cellars storage, in exchange for a nominal payment, of about £15. The objects were to fit a shelf 1 meter long, 28 cm high and 15 cm in depth.
These objects were wrapped together with and onto the shelf, creating a shelf as a new object. The form is predicted by the person, the object becomes a portrait of the person.

Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire
Design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. 2004.
Shrink plastic has been used to wrap a Jaguar E-type, the plastic has been peeled from the car like a facial mask. The plastic is made up of several layers melted together, creating a laminate that holds the form of the car. The form is obscured by negative space and distortion, similar to a dream the form comes and goes.

Culture Shrink

Culture Shrink
Design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. 2003.
The material is polyolefin that shrinks when heated. The most common use of the material is for electrical insulation. Insulation is an important element of lighting that is most often disregarded and hidden.

The Bench Is Yours III

The bench is yours III
Design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. 2003.
The organisers of Glentavej Plads felt the ‘Bench is yours’ concept fitted their park project and commissioned the starting block to be placed in the park. The local residents built the bench further.

Built at Glentavejplads, Nørrebro, Copenhagen
The organisers of Glentavej Plads felt the ‘Bench Is Yours’ concept fitted their park project and commissioned the starting block to be placed in the park. The local residents built the bench further.

The bench is yours II

The bench is yours II
Starting with an archetypal chair form, waste and found wood is added on to the bench following the archetype of a basic chair, needing legs, seat and back. Any one can add to the bench with the waste wood. It is a democratic project that cannot be designed in advance. We create the base, there after it is up to the people that use the park to continue where the last person stopped.

Bench is yours – Video

The Bench is yours II filmed at Fabbrikken by CYF, 2002. A Culture Corporation project by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. A starting block is laid and people use waste wood to add to the bench where the last person left off.