VVOOD is a project by Siri Yran to explore and highlight the material qualities and possibilities in different Norwegian woods. Here is an excerpt from Siri’s project:
VVOOD was carried out as a practical assignment with hands-on experiments and visualisations that led to the development of three products. The project suggests categories for wooden properties via three products that focus on different aspects of wood as design material:
SKOGEN (Forest) is a material library that shows a selection of woods. The pieces are untreated and labeled with basic information about each species. The user can smell, feel, touch and experience the woods in their hands.
FLYT (Float) is a series of turned bowls that highlight the density, weight, natural colour and structure of the different woods. Wood is well-suited for surface treatment.
STERK (Strong) is a series of shelves with shelf brackets and shows that wood is a well-suited material for construction, but that different woods have different strengths.
The project aims to communicate and demonstrate the material properties and qualities through products, showing differences of the various Norwegian wooden species. It is meant not to give a complete description of wood, nor work as a dictionary of history and tradition, but rather suggest use and inspire.
VVOOD has received wide media coverage and won the Bonytt prize for ‘form and expression’ in 2012.