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Rasmus Fenhann

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Master Artisan
Rasmus Fenhann Cabinetmaker
Danish, English
By appointment only
+45 26540604
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Wood and mathematics

  • • Rasmus makes wooden furniture pieces
  • • He is inspired by the structures in nature
  • • Sustainability is central to his craft

Rasmus Fenhann combines ancient handcraft techniques and woodcarving technology of the future to create work that is at once futuristic and organic. Inspired by mathematical and geometrical shapes that abound in nature, Rasmus succeeds in distilling these formulas into sculptural pieces that bring together vision, execution and functionality. Schooled in the Danish cabinetmaker tradition and further honing his skills at the Japanese Shokunin school, Rasmus strives for absolute precision in his work. This precision is found in every minute detail. He is a designer, sculptor, and caretaker of wood: bridging the old with the new and setting new aesthetics standards for a sustainable future.

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The Kubo table occupies space like a sculpture while remaining perfectly functional. The table may be combined in various ways to form bigger structures, or it can work separately as a side table.

Length 43 cm
Width 43 cm
Height 43 cm

Photo: ©Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen

The proportions of the Ratio table are based on the mathematical principle of the golden ratio and the relationship between the rectangle and the square.

Length 68 cm
Width 42 cm
Height 42 cm

Photo: ©Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen

The bench was inspired by a Japanese technique called "Nagari", where identical recesses are cut with an axe to cover a surface. Fenhann created the spherical cavities of the hexagonal pattern with a CNC milling machine. Hyomen means "surface" in Japanese.

Length 145 cm
Width 37 cm
Height 33 cm

Photo: ©Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen
Hikari – Rhombic

This hanging lampshade explores the harmony of Rhombic shapes. The form is both simple and complex, with a strong three-dimensional appearance. With the process of CNC cutting and hand assembly with Japanese tools, these delicate lamps are a new take on the traditional Japanese wooden lamp.

Diameter 72 cm

Photo: ©Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen
Pyramid I

Fenhann upcycled leftover material from his Kubo tables to make double pyramids, which he combined into different table formations, playing with positive and negative space. The double pyramid is one of the strongest and most harmonious polygons. It is also the natural shape of a raw diamond.

Length 55 cm
Width 51 cm
Height 31 cm

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