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.
Kingsnorth's work is held in international collections in the UK, Dubai, the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Greece. She has collaborated with clients, galleries and establishments worldwide including Christies, London; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle; The V&A, London; Etage Projects, Copenhagen; Objective Gallery, New York; Nomad, St Moritz and Capri; Holon Design Museum, Israel; Triennale Design Museum, Milan.