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”

The process that leads Judith in work is simple and genuine in each of its steps: in designing and producing she preserves a synergistic relationship with the material, while a more intrusive, mechanized process tends to ruin the unique qualities of Felt and the signs of its link to Nature.

“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 possibleThat’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.

Chóros

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).

Apeiron

A wall light with seeds woven inside that represent the unending cycle of life and its countless possibilities. An exaltation of the strength of Nature, always able to reborn, to grow and to expand. Apeiron its intimately dynamic: it offers new and unique emotions due to its malleable nature, as it talks to each of us in a different way. (Material: carded Bergschaf wool, silk Chiffon natural white and seeds from fruit; Structure in wood 96 x 95 x 5 cm; LED Light)
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“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

Design+Led at Fuorisalone 2016

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