AC: Tell us a bit about Bordbord. How was the project born and what is it today?
CÖ: I was in advertising right before I started BordBord. 10 years earlier I had worked as a cabinetmaker and designer, and during my time in the agency-world I started to miss that period of my life. I missed the process and the fact that there was a physical, tangible outcome. Not just ideas, pictures and copy. Bordbord started 2 years ago with just one worktable. Today it has grown into a creative studio with collaborations and an extended range of products.
AC: How would you describe the bordbord aesthetic?
AC: What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of “good” design?
AC: Is there an underlying philosophy that grounds the way you create?
AC: Where do you look to for inspiration?
AC: Which designers make your heart beat faster?
AC: You mentioned that you wanted your tables to add playfulness to their surroundings. We like the idea that objects have a power to transform or influence human actions. What are your thoughts on this- especially in respect to the role of product design towards social function?
CÖ: I think both architecture and furniture has big part in how we feel. Both physically and mentally. When you enter a room you instinctively get a sense of the room. It’s like the room talks to you. I think this is so interesting. Sometimes I actually feel sick when spending time in a room and as I leave the place I feel better again.
AC:Why did you choose to work with the table specifically?
AC: Any plans to diversify into other products? What are the future plans for Bordbord?
CÖ: Maybe, but right now I have too many ideas of tables I like to do. In the future I like to do more collaborations. It’s an inspiring way to work.