Solenne van den Broek
I am a toy and furniture designer.
I work with wooden toy manufacturers or on projects under my own name: artistic pieces of furniture that I produce in small series with exceptional French craftsmen.
The point these activities have in common?
Creativity that combines skills, a search for multi-sensoriality, an invitation to interact and a way to incite the imagination.
In my artistic quest,
I explore the idea of a surreal nature
that can invade our everyday lives.
Through my creations, I try to bring intimate emotions to life,
call up distant memories and transmit
a vivid, joyful, light-hearted vision of the world.
I designed my first piece of artistic furniture,
the Icebearg bear, with all this in mind. The project began 2 years ago and was nourished by a series of amazing encounters. First I was selected in a program organized by the Paris Mayor’s office and then I collaborated with a talented woodworker and upholsterer who was designated a Best Worker of France.
Today Icebearg is available by special order only and is also presented in a virtual exhibition.
Other projects are currently in work …
Photographer / L.Spreux ©
If you want to discuss an artistic project like a toy design, piece of furniture, scenography or just share your feelings about the exhibition, I would be happy to speak with you