Working exclusively in tin, a material that has been in use for centuries, he admires its properties. “ We’ve been wanting to work with this material for quite some time. Because there’s something absolutely incredible about it. It has this slightly pitted quality, a light texture and it is much warmer and stainless steel.” He is also a believer in the materials that change with use and time. “The surface will become patinaed so that each kitchen island ends up completely unique,” he adds.
With a desire not to overcomplicate things, the form is monolithically enhanced by the singular use of the material – but it still relates to human activity. “Sometimes I refer to religious terms and see it almost as an altar for daily rituals; breakfast, preparing lunch, or just drink with friends,” he says.