TEMPUS are a set of kitchen utensils, incorporating a sense of multi-functionalism through their simplistic style. Their resting place was initially specific to the kitchen, but their discreetness and cleaver consideration of detail, forces a sense of ambiguity, and invites the user to handle with these tools as they please. They are made from a folded piece of stainless steel.
—These utensils were one of the first products Jansson presented at University of Art and Design Helsinki. Whilst under the tuition professor Martin Relander, Jansson’s creations were said to be very ‘fast and dirty’,
as time was not on his side. In the workshop, Jansson’s creations emerged in minutes, as he worked under pressure to submit his work on time. With his creative juices flowing, Jansson was able to complete the task by using only necessary details to fulfill the requirements. Following the assessment of professor Relander, the objects were considered to be the “peak of minimalism”.