In a time of assembly line production I find it interesting to focus on errors and vulnerability and see the unexpected as unexploited potential and not weakness. Inside Out is based on the personal stories of four people and it is a new way of imagining the design process.
The creation of the objects origin in a collaboration with four people all diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, whom I through workshops have challenged to draw a straight line. The project is about daring to show your weaknesses and incapabilities, when hands are shaking, resisting or moving slowly. It is about breaking down taboos. For me as a designer my assignment is to change these irregularities from being errors to being visual potentials by using them in a specific furniture design.
The objects represent each their condition and have been interpreted through different materials and processes.
Materials: Foam, paper yarn, wool yarn, concrete, wax, hide and textile
Dimensions: Three pieces, each 550 x 550 x 400 mm
To me REFORM is a playground where I do not need to limit myself. It is a place where I can go beyond the framework and challenge the old conform furniture tradition without having to compromise with the tradition of good handcraft.
REFORM is an opportunity to explore new materials and shapes as well as new approaches and work methods as a furniture designer.
Camilla Monsrud graduated with a MA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, in 2015.
In her work as a designer Monsrud works both theoretically and practically. She believes that it is in the interaction between the two that the unique exists. She often bases her design on personal stories or situation in order to work in an emotional and poetic way with something very specific and functional.
Camilla is very enquiring in her work process and has a minimalistic approach to the final design. She finds her inspiration in the contrast between the unexpected and the specific.