Sofie Østerby

“My creative process involves finding an equilibrium. Between the presence of a shape and the material properties. Between natural materials versus industrial elements. And between traditional crafts and modern techniques.”

There’s something inexplicably intriguing about Sofie Østerby’s work. Whether it’s a vase, bowl, chair or lamp. Conceived using bronze, steel, travertine or polyurethane. There’s magic in how she mixes the innate beauty of materials with the aesthetic impact of a shape.

The result is something sculptural and functional with a presence that compels you to come closer. Merging traditional crafts with modern techniques, Østerby explores the physical properties of both natural and industrial materials, experimenting with raw and refined surfaces, textures, tones and finishes in her intuitive process of obtaining a unique corporeality.