A large, hand-knit white closet. Inside there is a chair that has a sweater for a seat.
Closet Knitter is a large, hand-knit white closet. The closet is open, and inside is a chair that has a sweater for a seat. Above the chair is a white wig made out of yarn with a socket and a light bulb. Everything is made in the same white yarn and looks as if it were cut from one large piece. When you look inside the closet, the knit universe sparks a series of abstract associations related to the objects in the closet: Is the sweater a chair? The lamp a wig? The closet a room?
The work moves between design, art and product and thus questions the necessity of categorising a work. In Isabel Berglund’s own words: “This work is designed to place itself in between categories such as design, art and fashion. It questions when a work belongs in a certain category, and why.” The project received funding from The Danish Arts Foundation and Knud Højgaards Fond.
Isabel Berglund has exhibited in a wide range of venues, most recently in the exhibition “Hanging wood” at Dansk Fashion and Textile and with the sculptures “Home with a tree” in the exhibition “Fabric for Thought” at Koldinghus Museum. Isabel Berglund has also exhibited at the Cheonju International Crafts biennale in 2009 Main Exhibition II in Korea and in the exhibition “It is Beautiful here”, Fiskars Ruukki Bruk Village, Finland.
Born 1971. Textile designer/artist, graduated from The Danish Design School and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.