Neoclassical architecture

in furniture

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence project in collaboration with K.A.I.R. and Kultuurikatel

Ideas realized in 3D print

Made in Košice, Slovakia

The concept

The project is a collection of ideas that were gathered within two months stay at K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence. Instead of choosing just one idea for a collection, Johanna decided to experiment freely with many ideas that were born from the research.
She got inspired by the beautiful and grand buildings in the city centre. Looking at the subtle and elegant neoclassical architecture, from the mid 18th century, through the lens of modern furniture and explaining the design processes that are involved.

Neoclassical architecture in its purest form is a style derived from the Classical antiquity, the Vitruvian principles and the ideas of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. It reacts against the Rococo’s naturalistic ornament and Late Baroque’s opulence. The ceiling is often rounded and appears to be floating. The corners, windows and the doors are framed with minimalist lines that tastefully give character and style to the spaces. The simple facade ornaments make the buildings elongated and clean. This was exactly what captured the designers interest and had to be translated into contemporary furniture.

The residency was organized by K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence as a part of the cooperation with Tallinn Creative Hub in Estonia. K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence is residency program of the organization Creative Industry Košice and is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and Košice city.

 ideas and sketches

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