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Unique - I need to know who the item is for and where it will go.  All people and places are different and so is each piece
I forge.  The result is  ironwork with  a personality of its own!

Bookstand Tuule, Tartu 2013

Bookstand with a liftable bookmark for a client's kitchen. The cook's hands are often busy or covered in something but the recipe book must remain open on a particular page. Otherwise you can never know what is cooking... Photos: Andrus Kannel

Mirror, Emajõe 2014

The design of this mirror was inspired by the stylish panelling of an old door. Thence come the proportions, the rounded corners and the construction of the frame in two parts and on two levels. As there was a lot of wood in the interior, wire brushed larch was used for half of the mirror frame.

Handrail, Aardla 2010

The tube-shaped handrail arches elegantly to follow the curve of the stairs. Steel cables designed to protect "the Little People" end in ornamental iron balls.

Tall candlestick for Evensong, Tartu 2010

The design and the wooden element of the candlestick made for the Congregation of St Luke in Tartu draws on the modern interior of the church with its extensive wood surfaces and minimalistic lighting. The candlestick stands firmly on the ground, all 37 kilos of it!

Table and chair set, Tartu 2002

My diploma thesis artwork at the Tartu Art College, supervisors Ülo Sepp and Peeter Saart. Materials: brushed iron with lacquered finish and oak planks finished with linseed oil. The components are assembled by means of simple wooden wedges and iron cones. Photos: Andrus Kannel

A kid's clothes hanger, Tallinn 2007

A clothes hanger designed for the room of a young lady. Pegs were designed as animal heads and named after the way they look: Happy, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy and Oldie.

Candle holder "In the Wind", Pariis 2011

The first version of this candle holder saw the light at the exhibition "12+1 guardians of the flame a.k.a the Inevitable" in 1999. As the stone had been found on the banks of River Emajõgi, the candle holder was named "On windy marshes". The iron candle holder grows out of the stone through a silver ring.

Handrail, Tähtvere 2012

A short but serious handrail. The joints feature traditional punched holes and rivets. This handrail is fixed to its place with wood screws and bolts and can be removed if need be.

Wall lamps, Tõrvandi 2008

Lamps in the anteroom of a wooden log sauna have been forged from angle iron using round head rivets for joining. The lamp is rather minimalistic and it is very easy to change light bulbs.

Curtain hangers, Sauga 2011

The curtain rod holders made for the sauna of a farmhouse which used to have a small dairy plant are shaped like plungers of old butter churns. The butter churn and the plunger that inspired this design are depicted in the book "Old Estonian Folk Life" by Ants Viires.

Music stand for saxophone, Tartu 2011

A music stand for a saxophone player. The iron has been drawn, punched and riveted with great care. The stand is very steady on its feet and there is a special place for hanging the instrument there, too.

Ladder, Tartu 2006

Attic ladder and hatch handle in the building of the student corporation Vironia. According to the fire regulations, both of these details have to be made of non-flammable materials. This ladder with its punched and hot-riveted joints fits the bill perfectly.

Candle holder "Three Sisters", Norwey 2007

The first version of this candle holder saw the light at the exhibition "12+1 guardians of the flame a.k.a the Inevitable" in 1999. This candle holder has been drawn out of three pieces of iron, shaped and finally riveted together to form an elegant piece. The candle holder is "visually firmly grounded" - a description I use often when teaching my students.

Mirrors at an exhibition, Tartu 1997

My first exhibition of mirrors "Chance or fate..." was inspired by reflections on whether I became a blacksmith by chance or whether it was unavoidable.

Lamps, Tartu 2003

Bright blue wall and table lamps. Chrystal glazed shades made by pottery artist Eddi Leet. Delicate dark iron details are brushed and varnished.

Istepukk noodipuldile, Tallinn 2016

See on mitu aastat tagasi minu sepistatud noodipuldi juurde täiendus, pukk, millele saksofoni mängides toe-
tuda. Tammest õlitatud isteplaati rikastab needirauaga löödud poldipeade rivi.

Saapariiul, Kastani 2015

Vanas majas oli välisukse kõrval seinaorv, mille süga- vus hästi jalanõusid ei mahutanud... Nii saigi saapariiul kavandatud orvast eenduv põrandale toetuvate jalga- dega. Riiuli ümarad nurgad on sepistatud väikseima pereliikme ja jalgade ohutuse huvides.
Minu pärimise peale riiuli kohta oli kunde vastus : "Saapariiul käitus väga kenasti ja sobib meile imeliselt!"



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