Georg by Christina Liljenberg
Christina Liljenberg initially made the stool Georg for the exhibition Mindcraft12. Since then it has grown to a family consisting of stool, bench, mirror, bracket table and clothes rack with hangers.
While some furniture enjoy a key place in the home, others are placed in a closet or similar out-of-the-way spot and serve only to make life easier and take up a minimum of space. The Georg series takes it point of departure in these furniture, and allow them to contribute to the home decor .
The series consists of a bracket table, a bench, a stool, a mirror and a clothes rack with hangers and is made of a combination of oak, leather and mixed wool.
‘Georg is a four-legged ash wood stool with a cushion made of grey wool and kapok. The cushion is very simple with internal kapok padding and leather lace to keep it in place. All the components of the stool are visible, and their function takes priority over their otherwise aesthetic and decorative appearance. Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm aims to make objects that the user wants to touch.
‘As expressed in Georg, this is something she pursues by a variety of means, for example in her choice of materials: carefully crafted wood, soft wool. She also made the cushion wider than the seat in one dimension in the hope that this will encourage people to touch the cushion and examine the piece more closely. The stool was named after Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm’s oldest son, who often keeps her company in the workshop.’
With a Swedish mother and Danish father Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm shows her nordic roots in her furniture through a minimalistic approach and choice of materials, like wood, leather and wool. Function is always the starting point and dictates the idiom of the finished pieces.
Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm is currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark, working with companies as Trip Trap Denmark, Design-Nation and Menu as well as focusing on projects for various exhibitions.
She did her initial studies of design and art in Stockholm, Sweden and graduated in 2007 from The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Producer: Skagerak Denmark (Trip Trap Danmark)
Photos: Petra Bindel