Thinking Desk and Chair
Limited edition for Galerie Maria Wettergren. Part of my solo exhibition in 2019
When entering the gallery, the first thing you notice is an ode to the poet’s desk and chair, which, classic yet refined in shape and made in maplewood, leave room to think, work and write. The idea of creating a holistic installation mimicking a harmonic, austere room derives from an on-going interest in Japanese minimalism, quality, craftsmanship and aesthetic sustainability. Depping presents this curated selection of limited edition furniture, which holds the most basic needs such as resting, storing and sitting, and forms an ascetic and meditative room for life. The bench, table, chair and cloth hanger are crafted with a precision accentuating the embedded qualities, texturality and tones of the oregon pine and maplewood. The flawless, appealing forms emerge somewhat intuitively while in the process, because for Depping, time, precision and ease are vital elements when creating.