Charlotte Cridland

Charlotte Cridland, a Birmingham based Artist, focuses and explores the desired relationships between humans and nature. Cridland is influenced by a modern design concept known as Biophilia, a way of reconnecting humans, directly and indirectly, to nature based on expanding urbanism in the built environment. Her practice uses a method of re-claiming, re-cycling and re-using, displaying materiality choices of wood, re-constituted foam, hessian, orientated strand board and other recyclables such as; biodegradable plant pots, tins and jars. These materials and objects come together and present as furniture design, within a space that aims to encourage social interaction and gatherings. The materiality choices also prosper to be sustainable, minimizing cost and access of maintenance.