kaja solgaard dahl
Kaja is a Norwegian designer from Oslo. She studied two years of fine arts in Oslo before moving to Stockholm where she pursued her bachelor in product design at Beckmans College of Design 2008-2011. She worked in Stockholm for two years after graduating, testing the waters on the design scene with exhibition collaborations with fellow graduates from Beckmans and a solo show of timepieces.
She was accepted at the Master in Contextual design at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013. After two eventful and evolving trimesters the studies proved not suitable for Kaja’s design approach and she moved to Switzerland to attend ECAL. She graduated in 2015 June from the Master of advance studies in design for luxury and craftsmanship.
“Tapputi and the Sea” is Kaja’s graduation project ECAL 2015 in Master in Design for luxury and craftsmanship. It is a tale of natural sea sponge, heat, skin, texture, fragrance and rituals. “This experimental perfume project about the meeting of fragrance and material, a design take on the luxury of cosmetics and natural materials role in our objects. In my casted solid perfume designs the sponge material properties enables the design and interaction.
You apply gently by rubbing the casted solid perfume onto your skin, the heat of your skin melts it just enough and fragrance transfers. Applying different notes of smell you can blend directly on your skin, creating a new scent.
The project is named after Tapputi, the first known chemist, she used the method of distilling essential oils, which is the origin of perfume creation.”