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Afternoon Sculptures by Erik Olovsson

Today on the site, we’re featuring Swedish designer Erik Olovsson, who’s debuting in Milan this week a collection of stools made from slatted pine and treated with various hues and patterns of screen-print dye. Olovsson’s been documenting his experiments in color-treated wood on Instagram with the hashtag #afternoonsculptures, and we’re excerpting a few of our favorites here today (as well as a look at the more refined stools they inspired). Says Olovsson: “From my background as a graphic designer, I had a lot of color from screen-printing projects that I could experiment with. I started to ensemble small pieces as a daily routine in a project I called Afternoon Sculpture. With this as my starting point I later came up with the project ST∞L, which is basically the same idea but I narrowed it down to only making stools.”

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