Seeing the magic in everyday objects and letting your imagination run wild is something we mostly do as children; as we grow older our imagination slowly disappears behind a layer of seriousness. Carina van den Bergh has gone in search of the naive thinking she did when she was little. She has made a line of furniture for grownups based on the unaffected vocabulary of a child: Naif. Five pieces of oak furniture to play with. They contain some of the recognisable elements of standard furniture, but they are anything but standard. A chair becomes a cabinet when you turn the seating over, a leg grows into a lamp. And when you slide them together, a completely new image emerges.
By Carina Van Den Bergh