Created in collaboration with British and Norwegian design duo Jenkins & Uhnger, Essence is a series of tableware accessories for the home that uses Lundhs’ iconic Larvikite materials. The exclusive series is made up of three boards, two vases, three trays and a pestle and mortar using the exquisite Lundhs Emerald, Lundhs Royal and Lundhs Antique complemented by wood and brass detailing.
Characterised by graceful smooth curves, the exceptional series of limited edition pieces depicts the delicate and unique nature of each stone’s character. Catching the light in its elliptical shape, each product serves as both a statement design piece and practical kitchen accessory.
With Essence we wanted to create a delicate visual language that portrays the stones character. The surfaces and curves catch the light differently and show the layers and shifting colour through the stone. – Thomas Jenkins and Sverre Uhnger
The collection is made of the Norwegian natural stone, Larvikite, and produced in Scandinavia. Essence is available online from 15/11/18.
JENKINS & UHNGER – about Essence
“We have been working with Lundhs on several occasions since we first met in 2015. Larvikite is a well-known and highly regarded stone in Norway and a natural choice for designers and architects. Every material has its own character and properties that make it suitable for different uses. We really appreciate working with natural materials because of their appeal to the user and creating shapes and functions that enhance the aesthetic of a material is something we always strive for. Natural stone has its limits but for us that is something that gives the creative process direction. We really like the way the materials play, relate and complement each other. That they can be used in different rooms and situations, making them versatile and they are something we personally would like to use everyday.”
About the designers
Thomas Jenkins has worked in leading design companies before starting his own studio in 2010. His interest in manufacturing and materials combined with his traditional craft skills has led him to create furniture and objects designed for interaction. He has designed objects for amongst others Skagerak (DK), Hay (DK) and Iris Hantverk (SE).
Sverre Uhnger is a trained craftsman and educated designer from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design and Aalto University. Sverre focuses on creating products that feel natural to the user and where the inherent qualities of the materials and the production techniques is emphasized. He has designed objects for amongst others Mitab (SE), Brdr. Krüger (DK) and Magnor (NO).