Sofie Østerby (1988), graduated as a designer from the Royal Danish Academy in 2015. During her studies she spent a year in Canada studying sculptural art. Østerby is based in Copenhagen where she targets her energy towards a broad variety of creative fields including product design, larger scale interior design and unique sculptural works. The process of creation is equally physical and digital and often takes place in collaboration with local workshops and furniture manufacturers. 3D printing, casting, cutting, and milling are recurring techniques using mainly metals, stone, glass and wood as final materials. By merging traditional crafts and materials with modern techniques each product is obtaining a unique corporeality. She describes her design method as “a constant intuitive balancing between material presence and shape”. She finds beauty in the imperfect and as a result the individual irregularities of a given material and traces of production are highly valued in the final piece.

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