Inspired by the graceful poise of a twirling ballerina, these figurines pay homage to the elegance of the ballet tradition.
The three figures were inspired by the shapes of ballet costumes associated with the Avant-garde arts movement, which clothed the dancer’s body in geometric silhouettes. The figurines are crafted in yellow, pink and black, colours chosen according to the costumes and set designs that characterised the Triadic ballet of the 1920s. Sized to stand on a table top or display surface, each of the figurines can spin on its base to represent the swirling movements of a dancer. Whether regarded as contemporary ornaments or cultural artefacts, these spinning figurines will invite everyone to give them a whirl.
One of Western Norway’s most compelling design studios, Vera & Kyte are based in Bergen, where they set their sights on the international design scene. The studio was established by Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte shortly after they graduated from the University of Bergen. Together, the two designers have forged a uniquely interdisciplinary approach. Both designers consciously challenge the boundaries between furniture, graphics, interior accessories and spatial design to forge new connections between them. The designers revisited the historic Triadic Ballet to find inspiration for a series of spinning figurines. As a result, they brought the swirling movements of the Avant-garde dance movement to Northern’s collection of interior accessories. The figurines are emblematic of Vera & Kyte’s approach. They combine art with design, and add vibrant colours to graphic outlines.