Photographer - Chris Tonnesen
Client - FDB Moebler
Makeup - Nastia Wolf
Bringing products to the market which contribute to the global world of design, Hagen experiments with unconventional materials such as cork to bring her concepts to life
Bark is a lounge chair with sustainable principals at the heart of its design.
Created from the bark of the Cork Oak Tree, an indigenous tree to Portugal and northern Africa, the lounge chair is one of the very few commercial interiors products made of this material. Entirely renewable, the bark of the tree is harvested every 5-10 years ensuring the ecosystems surrounding it are protected and regenerated.
As an alternative material, the cork on the Bark Lounge encourages a tactile response and is warm to the touch. Combined with its naturally heat resistant properties, the cork on the Bark Lounge offers a unique aesthetic within office interiors.
The assembly of the chair is simple with two shells of cork, attached to a steel frame and detachable cushions. Facilitating a circular lifecycle for the product, the cork and steel can be recycled to create other products or to be used as raw materials again.
The Lounge chair has been developed in connection with an exhibition for a furniture fair in Stockholm, where Hagen has been part of the design group danishdesignmakeres.
Today, Bark is part of the Icons of Denmark collection.
"My approach to designing is to find simple, obvious yet poetic solutions. I get inspired by the world – people, nature, art, thought leaders, new technology, and new materials. I’m looking for knowledge in and of the world around me. My curiosity is my tool for designing. I’m always on the hunt, and I don’t just have one focus. I’m a radar".
Interview made for Icons of Denmark