Graduation Project

Friso Wiersma


Department: Man and Well being

My Hands

Friso Wiersma designed ‘My Hands’ as a tribute to the dedication and craftsmanship required to make this installation. In the hands of the maker, the wood gradually takes shape through repetition, careful attention to detail and a respect for this natural material. The finished piece is a physical embodiment of these qualities. It is highly personal, made to fit the measurements of Wiersma himself using the golden ratio – used since ancient times to achieve balance and beauty in art and architecture. The custom woodwork is a stand against the modern tide of mass-produced furniture. Inspired by old Dutch work songs, Wiersma wrote his own work song about the process.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman