|Photos: Little Red Stuga|
Photos of table: Christian Strömqvist
When Jenny was six she lost the hearing on one ear, which resulted in that when she came home from school, she was totally fed up with sound.
- I went into my room and I had strong need to create a little bubble where no one bothered me, just me and my world, my fantasy world.
So it's not strange that she wanted to develop the idea of children creating rooms and building huts for the HDK furniture fair project. But Underbordet (translated "under the table") is more than just a table with a cloth hanging – it's a world of it's own, making you think back on scenes from Alice in Wonderland, which also was a source of inspiration. Jenny has decorated the inside of this world so delicataly with hand sculptured layers of fabric and also integrated ligth sources that glows when you're inside. The outside of the table is white and mature, - it's the adult's world, and a strong contrast to the inside of the playroom - making the child's experience and perspective the most attractive.
Even though I'd like to see this table in production as it is I'm glad Jenny's got plenty of ideas to develop it for consumer versions with just the playroom fitting under any table. Keeping my fingers crossed she will find a producer to develop these ideas with soon. Take a look at more of Jenny's work here!
Have a nice weekend! Today Front gets their big award, and the ceremony is held here in Gothenburg.