Rasmus Fenhann

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Solid Oak and Glass 68 x 42 x h42cm

Limited editions of 12 in various woods

In the architectonic Ratio table, the Danish contemporary designer Rasmus Fenhann (Winner of the Finn Juhl Prize 2016) is further exploring the beauty of geometric form combined with exquisite craftsmanship.

The perfect proportions are derived from the Golden Ratio and the relationship between the rectangle and the square. In Ratio, Rasmus Fenhann shows the close connection between design and architecture, underlining the fact that the difference is often mainly a question of scale.

Alone, or several combined, the Ratio table is proposing interesting shifts in scale and direction, making possible different formations and functions.

The inspiration comes from Japan and the Ratio tables are created as a challenge to make the thinnest solid wood construction possible, still with a stable and strong construction.Thanks to the thin lines in Ratio, Rasmus Fenhann manages to create an exceptionally transparent structure.

Like the split Cane fishing rods, the table is made out of mitred frames, glued together in 45°. This requires an extreme accuracy which can only be obtained through the combination of CNC technology and handcraft. Special Jigs are created and high skill with Japanese hand planers is needed to get a perfect finish.

RATIO TABLE 2016. Padauk wood, glass. 57 x 35 x 35 cm. Unique prototype for REForm exhibition in Copenhagen


Solid Maple and Glass 35 x 35 x h35cm

This set of nested tables, were the beginning of my quest for ultra thin dimensions in solidwood. The idea of the tables began with my collaboration with Cabinetmaker Soren Risvang. I worked wih him on a very acurate CNC milling maschine and tried to finetune it like a japanese handplaner. We challenged the limit of how thin and delicate we could make a construction in solid wood. The tables are made of six frames with mitred corners. The rounded inside corners strengthens a weak part of the construction and distributes the forces evenly.

The minimal size of the structure and the glass top gives a lightness and transparency. The nesting of the three tables repeats the shape and enhances their sculptural character.

The first set of tables were developed for the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2016, in Copenhagen. They were made in solid Brazilian Rosewood, salvaged from an old cabinet.

The second version of the tables were made for the Danish Cabinetmakers Associations 25 years Aniversary exhibition at Designmuseum Denmark in 2017. They are made in solid white Maple as a limited edition.