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Flip 2, 2018

Flip 2 is a tripartite furniture piece and a three-dimensional puzzle. The separate parts can be rotated, flipped, taken apart and put together. Two curves were used to cut the pieces at different directions to create a play between readings of volume, surface and contour. The profiles were used both as a design tool and as a fabrication technique. Stereotomy means “to cut a solid”. Traditionally the solid consisted of stone that was cut to be stacked and form a vault. In Flip 2 the material used is wood, but like other stereotomic structures the perceived weight is countered by the figurative cuts. The pieces have no apparent orientations, no given function (but many possible ones) and is perceived to be both light and heavy. The project is a collaboration between Brrum and the furniture maker Daniel Garnbeck.