Sep 29, 2020 / Products
Nunatak by Anderssen & Voll

Nunatak is a minimalist candle holder designed by Oslo-based studio Anderssen & Voll for Nedre Foss. The shape resembles something architectural; like a skyline or a structure of towers, but it brings to mind something organic too; like deer antlers. It also reminds us of geological formations, reflected in the name Nunatak: a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice. To us, Nunatak sounds like a rhythmical vocal imitation of the shape itself. The Nunatak was very much a hand built project.

From hand drawn sketches we quickly moved over to cardboard models to adjust sizes and proportions. Then we we built a clay model in the studio workshop. The analog and manual work is present in the final product with its marks by the hands and tools used for the sculpting. The clay model was later 3D scanned. The 3D file was then refined in order to prepare it for the cast iron molding. Nunatak is seasoned with linseed oil at 450 Degrees Celcius to obtain a finish that will endure a long life.

An object will always be some sort of impression of the current time spirit. We believe however, that true sculptural quality surpasses shifting trends. And in our experience it is not more expensive to make something which is interesting or beautiful than to make something which is indifferent.