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Mette Bentzen & Lasse Kristensen

Mette Bentzen & Lasse Kristensen Cabinetmaker
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Danish, English
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+45 23966294
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Challenging the status quo

  • • Mette and Lasse founded their workshop in 2011
  • • They train all their employees themselves
  • • They are based in the old fishing town of Hundested

Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen both trained at PP Furniture, a Danish joinery famous for creating the furniture of Danish designer Wegner. For as long as he can remember, Lasse has been fascinated by shapes and the shaping of objects, so a career in joinery and cabinetmaking was an obvious choice. For Mette, however, it was a three-year trip around the world in a wooden sailboat that propelled her towards woodworking. “For three years, I admired the fine craftsmanship of the boat’s accommodation, but was also faced with the need to repair it,” she says. Together they set up their workshop Egeværk, which aims to push the boundaries of woodworking.

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Works

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The Viking ship Udgård

In Norse mythology, Udgård was said to be the most remote part of the world, far from Asgård and Midgård, and homeland of giants, jötnar. This sculpture of a Viking ship is one of a series inspired by Norse myths, a collaboration between Egeværk and Backhaus-Brown. The smooth oak keel of the ship was carefully constructed to fit the unique hand-blown turquoise glass hull.

Width 77 cm

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Two Viking ships

A collaborative series between cabinetmakers at Egeværk and glassworkers at Backhaus-Brown, these sculptures of Viking ships elegantly combine wood and glass. The glass hulls are hand-blown using the battuto technique. As every hull is unique, never the same size, every oak keel has to be constructed with care to fit the hull perfectly.

Width 69 cm
Width 24 cm

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The Viking Ship Valkyrja

This ship is one of a collaborative series between Egeværk and Backhaus-Brown in which wood and glass are combined and fitted together. It was named after the Valkyries, mythical female deities who, on Odin’s command, chose the warriors who would fall during battle and escorted them to Valhalla.

Width 58 cm
Height 74 cm

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VOID shelf and coffee table

This unique piece in the VOID series pays tribute to what Egeværk considers to be the most beautiful wood in the world, the dying Danish ash. The process of creating objects by hand is the very essence of Egeværk’s philosophy. VOID was conceived and created as an investigation into the relationship between function, shape, craft and art.

Height 49 cm
Depth 27 cm
Width 107 cm

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