My Private Home Collection

Title:
myprivatehomecollection

Year:
2002

Venues:
Danish Design Center
Trapholt
Langenthal, CH, Designers Saturday

Concept, design and graphic concept:
Karen Kjaergaard

Graphic design:
brandFARM

myprivatehomecollection was realized with the great contribution and collaboration of 13 Danish companies who entered my home with their know-how and fine craftsmanship.

-thank you
R.RANDERS
FREDERICIA FURNITURE
LAMPAS
HANSEN OG SØRENSEN
ERIK JØRGENSEN MØBELFABRIK
ZENIA HOUSE
KVADRAT
SANISCAN
BIRGER CHRISTENSEN
ROYAL COPENHAGEN
EGETÆPPER
B&O
KAROLINES KØKKEN

+ Statens Kunstfond

About:
Home sweet Home, or My Home is my Castle are phrases that express respect and love for the HOME. Being a woman and a mother, one inevitably surrounds oneself with objects that women and mothers over time have created, used or been a part of. Our homes are filled with icons that characterize our life in the nest, the place for reproduction. Many of them are banal, simple, obvious, and purchased without thought ( the broom, the sponge, the colander, the toilet, the dustpan, the washing machine, the cooker).

myprivatehomecollection is a collection of domestic furniture and objects, designed from the housewife´s point of view. Allthough words like housewife and assistent wife are anachronistic, they nevertheless cover a part of a woman´s everyday reality – for better or for worse.
myprivatehomecollection is a comment on the icons of the home, and is an interpretation of well known symbols and archetypes, seen in a humorous and historical perspective. Each piece of furniture or object tells it’ s own story, at the same time entering a visuel design context. The exhibition shows the interior of a ”typical” Danish home, from the kitchen to the livingroom, the bedroom and the bathroom, all seen with memory and humour. Each design uses materials that lend the objects new aesthetic qualities.

myprivatehomecollection is a story of the home in a time where it appears as a ”service platform” for busy families of all kinds. Being self employed AND housewife, architect AND parent I want to show a home with creativity and humour, with history and significance,- in a clean, white world.