Charlotte Kingsnorth (b. 1985)

Lives and works in London.

Charlotte Kingsnorth (b. 1985)

Lives and works in London.

Charlotte Kingsnorth’s approach to design welds functionality with a personal exploration of materiality, form, and the subversive. Working predominantly with tactile materials, she cuts through traditional craft techniques and hacks into industrial processes as a type of art form. Through her furniture pieces, she explores the deconstruction of archetypes, dismantling the identity of an object in order to understand the context behind its design. Amongst her most iconic pieces is the Babafelt chair, first created in 2017. Made from a single sheet of thick merino wool felt that has been cut and folded to make a cocoon-like space, the chair responds to the occupant’s movements and hugs them as they lean back. Kingsnorth’s unique design pieces are produced as either limited editions or on a commission basis from her London-based studio. Over the past eight years, she has worked with clients, galleries and establishments including Bill Gates, Fendi, SHOWstudio, Christies, The Crafts Council, The V&A, The New Craftsmen, Holon Design Museum in Israel and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

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