Judith Byberg’s Philosophy
Judith Byberg is an Architect Designer whose work covers a range of different sectors, while maintaining uniformity in terms of aims and language. Lately, Judith has focused on researching a way to express the ‘language’ of Felt, crafting artistic yet common objects such as lamps, curtains and rugs.
“My goal is not only to create something which is aesthetically pleasing, but also to convey the language of Nature; I found Felt to best material for such endeavor, and I never stopped being amazed by the new possibilities and ideas that this material offered me”
“Due to the fact that I hand-craft each one of my work, each individual centimeter of felt can be distinguished from the others by color, texture and smell“
Water, soap and labor…
The Bergshaf wool that Judith uses is untreated and wild, so her felt sometimes contains grass blades or other ‘impurities’ that tell the story of the animal they once belonged to; she cherish these differences, and trying to preserve them by keeping the manufacturing process as minimal and non-intrusive as possible. That’s why she doesn’t use any use machine or tools: only water, soap and a big amount of manual labor.
Because of Felt’s unique nature and history (one of the oldest materials used by mankind because it does not require any tool to be produced) Judith decided to look more into the value of this material, allowing others to experience the sensation, the touch, the warmth and the other fine details that enrich and define all that is natural and deeply tied to our common roots.
“My ultimate goal is to shine a spotlight on the Man and his natural longing for comfort and well being, trying to invoke in the viewer raw and unfiltered emotions and hopefully making him/her reflect on ecological themes such as mindful use of resources and recycling”
Recently Judith finally found a confirmation for her efforts, having been offered the opportunity to exhibit in three distinct galleries: the “Contini Art Factory” in Venice, the “Voyage Pittoresque Factory” in Naples and, finally, “Spazio Tid” in Milan.
Judith at Design+Led
At Design + Led, the exclusive event powered by Ledlab during the Milan Furniture Fair 2016 (for more information:http://designled.ledlab.it/), Judith will present two new creations that flourished from the union of simple materials: Bergshaf wool, rusted iron cable and fruit seeds.
A table lamp that can be adapted to the user’s needs: the frame of this lamp is malleable and can be easily shaped in different ways to fit the user’s needs. (Material: carded Bergschaf wool, silk Chiffon natural white and rusted iron wires; Diameter 30 cm. height 37 cm; Led light).
“My relationship with nature and Felt is one of continuous discovery and surprise: new interplay between them that create new motions and open new paths, leading to surprising results and more evidence that the path I chose is one dear to me”
Design+Led – April 13-15, 2016