Fold appears as a familiar form that we can all relate to: a large, crumpled-up piece of paper. By virtue of its size and material, the piece becomes a sculpture that one can look at again and again. The inspiration for this piece of furniture came from the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s thoughts about the human mind, which he describes as being in a constant process of “folding, unfolding and refolding”. This particular piece illustrates the folded state; it affects the user by requiring a somewhat folded-up sitting position. The form’s imitation of a crumpled-up piece of paper suggests that there is something concealed inside, something hidden from the eyes of the world. Fold varies in form, and each piece is unique, as they are handmade: A sheet of white Plexiglass is heated in an oven and shaped by hand while still hot. Next, the surface is given a matte polish. The dimensions are approximately 40 x 55 x 100 cm.
Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm
b. 1977, Danish Furniture Designer
Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm graduated from Danmarks Designskole, the Institute for Furniture and Spatial Design. She has exhibited at the furniture fair in Bella Center several times, most recently in 2006. In 2007, in the category “Best furniture”, she won the design competition “Meaningful Design”, and her furniture design “Fold”, which is included in Crafts Collection 12, was exhibited by Normann Copenhagen in March 2008. Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm’s working process is often based on a sort of dogma, for example a text, a form principle or a concept. Based on this dogma, she works her idea until it tells the intended story as precisely as possible. The key words for her work are form, function, haptics and story-telling. A general characteristic of her works is that they are aesthetic sculptures with a function.