"The Daily Shelter" is my graduation project and designed as a tribute to my grandfather Sigvald Brandth (1920-2003). He was an inventive designer, and an important person for my creative development. He made me believe that anything is manageable and showed me how to properly use different tools.
Professionally his designs were known for their technicality, quality and function, but in his spare time the creations were playful and even mysterious. He was fascinated by hidden functions and and secret spaces. If he made drawers, they would have a hidden compartment in the back. Chests would have a double bottom with a secret pocket. He even made an underground tunnel in the garden from his house to the workshop, to escape the snow I was told.
Torstein Brandth helped me turn the idea into reality.
Throught my year of graduation I did an an extent research on safety's connection to space and familiarity. Both based on my grandfather's and other peoples experiences. The research was presented in text and illustrations. ink on paper.
At first glance The Daily shelter looks like an ordinary table. But this table has a hidden story. For the one who knows its secret, it can quickly be transformed into a small house- a shelter.