Natural Material Studio by Bonnie Hvillum is a Copenhagen based materials research and design studio. Here she explores the possible future of discarded or overseen raw matter by using them in new contexts and combinations.
She takes a material-led approach where the starting point for the design journey is centered around the properties and qualities of the matter. This means it is the material and its narrative that drives the design ideas. By exploring the limitations and opportunities novel expressions, surfaces and textures are created. It is believed that by working this way more sustainable and natural design solutions happens.
The studio is led by Bonnie Hvillum who is a multi disciplinary researcher, artist and designer. She holds a masters degree in Interactive Design from Aarhus University, Denmark, and has previously worked as a systemic design consultant for several organisations.
“Using up what we have has always been a big part of me. I’ve always liked the challenging part of trying to figure out new usages in completely new contexts for things. I see it as a playful, childish, quite naive but also very visionary approach to everything around me, which has become an important motivator for my work in the studio. Simply to see the potential in the overseen.”
By Bonnie Hvillum
Exploring the future of overseen matter
Phone: +45 40 59 51 95
Østbanegade 41, basement
2100 Copenhagen Ø