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Making Waves

We love these sculptures from Norwegian design studio Kneip. They are from a project called ‘Weathered’, which was on display earlier this year at the London Design Festival, and they reimagine various tools used to measure atmospheric conditions and seismic activity.

Seismoscope uses a brass stylus suspended from an oak frame to record seismic activity on a copper disc, while Breeze shows wind direction. Swell visualises swell, as the name suggests, and Hygrometer measures moisture in the atmosphere by using horsehair and a U-shaped carbon fibre strand.

For founding partners Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, the project grew out of a fascination with weather. “We wanted to combine the aesthetics of science equipment and do our own interpretation of their functional properties. There is something beautiful with analogue objects that have a clear purpose and function.”

Sculptures image: Kneip