Artist and Designer Caryn Moberly
Caryn Moberly is a British
furniture designer whose designs are recognised for their originality and
fun. Many of her designs are inspired by natural shapes, such as
magazine racks and tables inspired by the shape of leaves, and chairs
inspired by the female form.
She has exhibited at a number of
prestigious shows and has been selected to exhibit with the British European
Design Group. She has also sold her
products in Heals and Fired Earth stores. Caryn has an
MA in Furniture Design and Technology at Buckinghamshire New University.
“I love my river mirror design because it has all the elements of a real river valley.
The shape of the banks is created by the effect of natural elements on the
tree, the location of the tree and its history. The knotty burrs represent
rock formations. Even the annual rings in the wood represent contour lines
on a map.
“One wide river mirror might meander gently whilst another might flow through a narrow gorge. This means that all of the mirrors are unique and they all vary in size. Sometimes it is possible to get similar mirrors where the wood comes from the same tree, but even then the mirrors will not be identical because as you cut through a tree, the characteristics of the wood change."