New furniture series & Malmö Marble
Petra Lilja is launching the first prototypes of her furniture series WORKSHOP at Design Trade 2014. The series consists of work table, stool and room dividers.
At Design Trade, Petra Lilja will use the furniture design for exhibiting jewelry and mirrors, decor painted in marble and a new fantasy stone – Malmö Marble. Live painting performance every day at 2 pm. Stand B2:002, Bella Center.
In part two of Petra Lilja’s ongoing Medusa Design Projects, she leaves the naturalistic decor painting behind and creates her own patterns or ”stones”. Exploring the aspects of time and meditation, she works with water based paint and fast brush strokes in order to speed up the process without loosing it’s meditative effects.
In the beginning of of the project, Petra Lilja taught herself to decor paint naturalistic marble and other types of stones in order to master the craft. Working with one’s hands is very meditative and enjoyable and the results of using linseed oil paint turned out very satisfactory. Now, ready for part two of the project, Petra Lilja is exploring the aspects of time and meditation, she works with water based paint and fast brush strokes in order to speed up the process without loosing it’s meditative effects. She finds inspiration from decor painted objects and interiors from the peasant times in Sweden, where the local painters often developed their painting technique making it more simplistic and abstract.