Under the direction of Faye Toogood, our group of 19 designers and artists was asked to respond to an abandoned walled garden at an ancient French estate. With "The Gardener" serving as a point of departure during a group brainstorming session, I was inspired to fill the empty garden with Fictitious Fruits. This idea became a theme for exploring form, culminating in an exhibition of oversized fantastical fruits large enough to serve as chairs. The object featured here, "Field Mattress", was a collaboration between myself and LA-based artist and educator Heather Scott Peterson.
Softgoods was a five-day product and furniture design workshop led by UK designer Faye Toogood at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Southwest France. All images copyright Ingebjørg Kårstad.