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Erik Tidäng

Erik Tidäng Silversmith
Contact
Swedish, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Phone:
+46 739302621
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Driven by curiosity

  • • Erik designs and makes metal jewellery and utensils
  • • He strives to create innovative objects with a traditional craft
  • • His works balance function and aesthetics

“In my late teens, I participated in an evening silversmithing class. I was mesmerised by the beauty of the metal and intrigued by the various ways to shape it,” says Erik Tidäng. This led him to pursue studies in metal design, obtaining a master's in fine art at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. “I will never forget my craft teacher, Wolfgang Gessl. He was a real master and I learned a lot from him. He taught me to be accurate and careful in every detail of a work,” he says. “I have always been driven by my own curiosity to learn more, and finding the right technique to shape the metal is still a great inspiration for me.”

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Works

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Seaweed Brooch

Many small, identical pieces of hand-worked bronze were soldered to create a sculptural seaweed-like brooch. The detailed work is part of Erik’s jewellery series and demonstrates his fascination with shapes and structures found in nature. He likes the way in which similar shapes can be combined to become a recognisable object, such as a branch defined by leaves or, as in this case, a clump of seaweed formed by small fronds.

Height 55 mm
Length 35 mm

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Coffee Pot

The sleek lines of this coffee pot’s body, handle and spout resemble a stylized bird. The self-opening spout adds an air of mystery that often surprises those who use the pot. Erik has a deep passion for silverware by George Jensen, finding in it a true inspiration for high-quality work and innovative designs.

Height 140 mm
Length 210 mm
Width 120 mm

Erik Tidäng Silversmith
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Kål och Stål

This silver vase on an iron base, pictured holding broccoli florets, can be interpreted as metal pipes joined together mechanically, or rather an organic growth of bamboo. The piece is characteristic of Erik’s fascination for natural forms and explores the rules and repetitions found in nature.

Height 300 mm
Length 150 mm
Width 70 mm

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Falling Apart

Erik enjoys combining multiple pieces of similarly worked metal to create structures evocative of natural shapes, like the repetition of leaves in a fern or a tree. This piece bears testament to this exploration, but also to Erik’s fascination for silverware by George Jensen, finding in it a true inspiration for high-quality work and innovative designs.

Height 250 mm
Length 400 mm
Width 230 mm

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Zebrafink

The smooth, rounded form of this coffee pot evokes the shape of a bird. The beak-like, self-opening spout adds an air of mystery and often surprises those who use it. Erik has a deep passion for silverware by George Jensen, finding in it a true inspiration for high-quality work and innovative designs.

Height 120 mm
Length 230 mm
Width 170 mm

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