Designer Maria Bruun was always fascinated with universal artworks, where everything from building to doorknob is designed by one person. Those of Arne Jacobsen and Nanna Ditzel are among her favorites. In a similar way, she naturally moves between genre and scale; Bruun creates furniture, objects, exhibitions, and spaces that all relate to a bigger story. Her work transcends pure function, but never forgets about it; it invites you to consider how you relate to an object, form or material. To notice what is in front of you.
“My work is ultimately about the interplay between circle and square, classic geometries. Taking them apart and building something new,” she proclaims. It is an exercise continuously repeated with new outcomes. Approaching craft with both humbleness and courage, Bruun pursues individual material experimentation and understanding as often as she works in intimate collaboration with skilled craftsmen. This particular way of recasting craft allows her to take method and material to unexpected places and expressions.