Ida Elke works from an independent studio situated in the woods in the Danish countryside. Here she forms singular and limited editions of furniture and handmade objects. To avoid the worn out terms of designer/artist, she calls herself a furniture author. With a background within contemporary arts, she uses the expectations we have to our furnitures, and reflect them in a context where the function becomes a media for the sensory og aesthetic experience. The function becomes the category that defines the space to act within. Her work is a challenge of that space, with unconventional choices rooted in visual and tactile perception.
»My practice so far, has been orientated around slow processes and handmade objects. I am interested in how we connect with objects, and the influence objects and surroundings has to our consciousness«