Modern Kitchen Clichés
The inspiration is textiles and the things that we are accustomed to surrounding ourselves with when in the kitchen. With this in mind, Gry Fager has incorporated the enjoyment of food and the table as a focal point in which time and togetherness are important qualities.
Gry says:”I really like combining different things. What motivates me is developing good ideas for everyday things which people enjoy using and having in their homes. To me the aesthetic is a matter of course and its function is a must. With Mormor, the kitchen is the place where everything starts, the central nervous system of the house where people all gather. I have been inspired by the atmosphere and the character of the kitchen, particularly older kitchens from my grandmother’s time and I have transferred the kitchen clichés into a modern context.”
Mormor has a simple idiom which addresses function and underlying inspiration. It consists of a humorous and functional series for breakfast, lunch or for a picnic.Design: Gry Fager
Gry Fager has a degree from both School of Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm and The Danish School of Design.
"My approach to design is based on an interest for creating everyday objects. My main focus is on ceramic and the most important thing is that my designs have a function and a purpose. My design process is based on increasing the recognizable while creating a new frame of reference and way of use. I like the interplay between shape, function and material and through observation I get inspired by the things that surround me."
Normann Copenhagen spotted Gry Fager’s design even before she completed her training at The Danish School of Design in 2008. With the introduction of the Mormor series it is the first time that Gry Fager has had her designs put into production.