Elephant

Cecilia Margareta

Tjärnberg

Elephant, photogrammetry, woodcarving and needlefelting, design by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg, MFA thesis BIG DATA DESIGN - Strange but familiar, 2019

Elephant


The sculptural wall element is a part of a series of furniture belonging to the MFA thesis BIG DATA DESIGN - Strange but familiar. The form is originally based on a photogrammetry project made up of images taken of interiors at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. I pulled many forms from this initial digital work. I call them my inside out interiors. The Bench and Carpet 0.1 were also derived from here. The Elephant was developed as a high rising complement to the small series of furniture built for the degree show.


The base is heavy and constructed in pine and plywood. The top is fixed in place with two steel pins. The sculptural foam swirl on top brings the whole piece to life. I can imagen these types of wall-like structures moved around in an open office landscape. My Elephant disturbs notions of direction in a fun and inviting manner. The textile element absorbs sound while also softening up the straight lines of modern architecture as it seems to pull all the attention in the room.



The design was built, power carved, painted and needle felted by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg. Sponsor: Sundsvalls Kommun.

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Elephant, photogrammetry, woodcarving and needlefelting, design by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg, MFA thesis BIG DATA DESIGN - Strange but familiar, 2019

Artistic research - selected material / Elephant

MFA thesis BIG DATA DESIGN strange but familiar


Supervisors; Einar Rodhe, Senior Lecturer, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV).

Christian Björk, Visiting Lecturer, -


Examiners; Tor Lindstrand, Senior Lecturer, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV).


Guest critic; Marcia Harvey Isaksson, Inredningsarkitekt MSA


Sponsors; Sundsvalls Kommun - Cultural Grant, SCA Östrands massafabrik - paper material, Kasthall - yarn


Selected tutors and collaborating partners; Palle Torsson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Art. Gunnar Söder, Lecturer within the Department of Design at Konstfack. Alexander Wallin, a computer programmer, and musician. Rassmus Nossbring, Glass/Craft Artist.



Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg 2019 © copyright