Stilleben are three decorative containers where the content determines the function. The flowing edge forms a collar around the objects and can both conceal and highlight.
The design for Stilleben came from a desire to tame the metal and to create a soft, inviting shape that changes in appearance in different angles. By using a laser that rotates the pipe while cutting we were able to create the curve.
The collaboration between Herman Anderssons Plåt AB and Sophia Lithell is a step to show that it is possible to manufacture design products at a competitive price with locally based manufacturing company. By utilizing current technology and modern machinery, our goal was to create a product that can compete against low-cost countries.
All made in Sweden, here to be precise. The container is created from a steel pipe which is cut with a rotating laser, that makes it possible to create the flowing edge of the cylinder. Since the edge is symmetrical one cut makes two edges, using the material fully and leaving a minimum waste. The bottom is lasercut, engraved and then welded on by hand.