Howdy Owls is a collaborative project between StokkeAustad (www.stokkeaustad.com) and Andreas Engesvik, Oslo. They were made on the occasion of an exhibition to Designblok in Prague. The Owls are modeled in polystyrene and so on milled out of solid wood. The large owl is 29 x 23 cm - the smallest is 15 x 11 cm. We wanted to work with sculpture – without any specific function other than the purely decorative. This is a genre that is unexplored in our disiplin and in our field. We find it interesting to exceed these limits, since it, in our opinion, are artificial divisions between these disciplines. A renewed interest in the field of craftsmanship, tradition and new categories - has brought us into an area and expressions that we want to explore further. Thus, reducing the gap between industrial design and what we know as arts and crafts.
Howdy Owls was launched in 2011 by the danish manufacturer Menu.
Design: Andreas Engesvik, Oslo & StokkeAustad