Graduation Show 2012

Naif

Seeing the magic in everyday objects and letting your imagination run wild is something we mostly do as children, as we grow older our imagination slowly disappears behind a layer of seriousness. Carina van den Bergh has gone in search of the naive thinking she did when she was little. She has made a line of furniture for grownups based on the unaffected vocabulary of a child: Naif. Five pieces of oak furniture to play with. They contain some of the recognisable elements of standard furniture, but they are anything but standard. A chair becomes a cabinet when you turn the seating over, a leg grows into a lamp. And when you slide them together, a completely new image emerges.

Carina van den Bergh