Helena Seget’s passion lies in creating humane spaces and questioning standard approaches to design.
Picking up on the value of what is commonly disregarded, she makes idiosyncratic furniture and creates displays using multiples of her work, which she installs for her clients.
Working purely in porcelain, Helena’s portfolio includes shelves, chairs, drawers and a stationery range. All of which are functional.
On occasion Helena collaborates with cabinetmakers to create a surround for her work, such as a case or a chest.
Trained in photography and ceramics, Helena followed careers in theatre costume design, teaching and advertising before setting up as an artist and designer. She lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she has a studio at 36 Lime Street, situated on the Ouseburn.
Describe your creative practice in 20 single words.
5. Site specific
Describe your influences using 30 single words or short phrases.
• Drive to create humane spaces
• Human rights
• Responsibility to question
• The value of seemingly insignificant (objects and needs)
• Foreign cultures
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