OLÉ AND KATHRYN WINDFELD-PETERSEN, SET OF 3 EGG CUPS, 1997
HUON PINE, MYRTLE, SASSAFRAS, ALUMINUM
75(H) x 45(Ø) mm EACH
The Windfeld-Petersens’ object designs are characterised by the combination of the use of metals in association with Tasmanian timbers. The egg cups evolved from the designers’ experiments with a method of spiralling metal rods together, a design feature they found both satisfying to craft and aesthetically pleasing. Featuring a range of endemic Tasmanian timbers, the egg cup design incorporates the spiralled stainless steel rods in a manner that is both innovative and simple.
Tasmanian born Kathryn Windfeld-Petersen trained as a clothing designer at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Upon returning to Australia she worked for several fashion designers in Sydney, before returning to Tasmania to live in 1992, establishing a business in partnership with Danish born Ole.
From a farming background, Ole also has a great deal of experience working with metals, including proficiency as a welder. In 1996 he commenced study at the Centre of Furniture Design, University of Tasmania. The couple held a regular stall at Salamanca Market while working fulltime as designer / makers.
Born: 1959, Skanderborg, Denmark
Born: 1960, Hobart, Tasmania
Training: Degree in Clothing Design, Danish Design School, 1991