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The magical world of Katja Pettersson

March 20, 2013

At David Report we have been fans of the work of Katja Pettersson for a long time. Katja was one of the founders of the design groupFRONTback in 2003, a group she decided to leave in 2009.Since then Katja works with investigating design projects in theThe Fifty Fifty Projectswhich combine design with a social commitment and an interest in the working conditions and production conditions of designers. Below are some different examples of her recent work. ONE DAY is an experiment with how light refracts and light temperatures – a fictitious window that generates light of a day. ONE DAY is an ongoing project where Katja records a days light temperatures through photography – the result is a way to mimic nature. Photo by Pontus Lindvall. Katja Pettersson participated at Supermarket, Sweden?s biggest art fair with a project called Features of a Material. While the objects from this collection all look alike, they don?t have the same practical function because some are made with vulnerable Styrofoam while others are made of strong aluminum. Katja Pettersson aims to create projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users – Idea development and design go hand in hand with [...]

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