Family Portrait

Extracurricular project with product designer Björn Bernt

Rosenthal Design Award – Young Designers meet Rosenthal 2007/2008: Honorary Mention

Great-grandmother's tea set and granny's hobby merge into one, daddy's old socks find a new purpose: a loving portrait of an absurd family, cast with senselessness and sensuality. Structural remnants and rudimental artefacts melt into haptic ornaments of a family tradition, beautifully absurd and absurdly beautiful.

Crochet structures once soft to touch are now solidified, capturing moments, a clichéd version of a cliché. Touch and explore these family members and the traditions they represent, musingly and tongue in cheek.