AboutHampus Penttinen, Swedish designer.
Born in Gothenburg 1986.

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Exhibitions        Permanent exhibition, Kosterhavet National Park, 2016-
Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk Dortmund, 2–30 Jun. 2016
Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk Düsseldorf, 9–30 May 2016
Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk Wien, 7–30 Apr. 2016
Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk Hamburg, 3–31 Mar. 2016
Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk Berlin, 26 Jan.–13 Feb. 2016
Ung Svensk Form, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, 16 Jun.–16 Aug. 2015
Ung Svensk Form, Form/Design Center, Malmö 24 Apr.–6 Jun. 2015
Ung Svensk Form, ArkDes, Architecture and Design Centre, Stockholm 13 Feb.–12 Apr. 2015
Ung Svensk Form, Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, 3–7 Feb. 2015
"X", HDK exam exhibition, Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg 2014
"Undesirables", Swedish Presence, La Pelota, Milan 2014
"Undesirables", Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014
"Hej kroppen!", Universeum, Gothenburg 2011

EducationKADK, MA Furniture Design, Copenhagen 2018-
HDK, BA Furniture Design, Gothenburg/Steneby 2011–2014
Dômen konstkola, Graphic Arts, 2007–2008
Wendelsbergs folkhögskola, Acting, 2005–2006

Other work         Spik Studios, Interior Architect, Gothenburg 2017-
Wingårdhs, Trainee, Gothenburg, 2017
Studio David Thulstrup, Trainee, Copenhagen 2016

Snowshoe Chair

This project started out as material investigations to find new materials and techniques for sitting surfaces. Techniques doesn't only offer solutions to problems but also have their own demands. This aspect interested me and I was curious to see where a technique could lead me.

By cutting patterns into a surface I could manipulate how the same material behaved in relation to a body. The result was a reclining chair made of vegetable-tanned leather and ash.

The project was part of the touring exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2014/2015.



In this project I chose to investigate flotsam rope that washes ashore on coasts all around the world. Everything between trawling nets and cut-off anchor cables makes up this global problem.

Polypropene is the most common plastic in this context and it decomposes quickly when exposed to the sun leaving small bits of plastic which are released into the environment. Biologists have clearly shown that it affects marine life negatively, but one doesn't know exactly how and to what extent. This is what I wanted to work with.

During the process I investigated different techniques and their implementation in furniture. This investigation led me to grafting, commonly used to cover fragile objects for decoration or protection onboard traditional sailing ships. The rope I used comes from the shores of Kosterhavet, Swedens only marine national park.

The project was exhibited at the Swedish Presence exhibition, in La Pelota, Furniture Fair in Milan 2014.

Read more about the project at www.un-desirables.com

Inhabitat: Brera District Exhibits Designs for a Strong, Sustainable Future at Milan Design Week
Casa Vogue

Photo: Martin Gustavsson

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