• Things my daughter said…

    Things my daughter said about objects, interiors, ornament and crime

    I was asked by Jr-Work-Shop to do something related to kids. Not having ever worked with, by or for children I asked my daughter for some advice, she then became my muse. Her thoughts about furniture, objects and interiors are both grand and unrestricted. The ideas she has are also constantly changing, often inconsistent and based on seemingly random impulses. This project has been guided by our conversations. It is a tribute to the creative and un-ruined mind of this young person. The objects created are not necessarily children’s furniture but furniture from a child’s mental world.

    During this project me and my daughter have had several talks about objects, design and interiors. After a while she directed our discussions into also including ornament and crime. Below is a transcription of one of her expositions:

    What should furniture be and look like?
    “It should be square, like dark blue and pink stripes, and in the middle there will be a green heart for all three, because we are three. Well yes, it’s for all three: daddy, you and me. Triangular, so there’s only places for us – that’s good, no? And then you can fix it into a four-table. Then the chair… pink and white. And on it there will be umm… a green, I mean a blue glitter… purple glitter… like heart. It will also be a little fluffy, with a pillow on it.
    And a strange chair which is high – right up to the table – plus it could be a little higher, so that daddy, you, then it will look like, how will it look again? I mean the table which is triangular. What does triangles look like? Oh yes, like that… Then daddy will sit there and I will sit there… or you can sit where you want.
    It, that is for all three. Then probably daddy’s… yours must hold the wight of your bum. Mm, so you can borrow one of mine. And mummy, your stool can be green with black glitter on it that sparkles, that it is made of wood. And me and mummy will paint it. I will have a chair. Umm… white, white and purple, with a purple heart that sparkles green.”

    Listen to the monoluge here: https://vimeo.com/202720833

    Other comments of importance

    About the glitter ornaments she put on every door handle and knob in our apartment:
    “Look how nice it is! Before, not so nice, boring. Now, beautiful!”

    About the drawing of her hand she gave me:
    “It’s made from my hand. You can have my hand.“

    About the drawing on a post-it note she put on the freezer about interior related crimes:
    “You’re not allowed to play ball in here.“

    Represented at Jr-Work-Shop during Stockholm Design Week 2017:

    Stools in two different heights
    Metallic coated steel and uncoated aluminum

    A transformable table for three or four
    Metallic coated steel

    My daughters hands
    Painted MDF

    A prohibition sign
    Painted MDF

    Plant based plastic


    • “It’s made from my hand. You can have my hand.“
    • "You are not allowed to play ball in here"