21st Faith


We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your


Madeleine: We are aiming to merge art

and design together to create sculptural

design pieces, in order to enable

a greater connection to be built between

the furniture and the user. We are using art

as a tool and inviting it to fully take part in

our everyday life.

Koa: I’m Koa Pham, 24 years old. I graduated

BA product design at Central Saint Martins

in 2016.

As a designer with a wide palette, I

have experienced working on different

types of projects, from phone applications,

props and jewellery to art installations and

furniture design. My practice mainly focuses

on solving issues, therefore an object will be

designed to create a new user experience

which will be a solution to a problem.

In addition, I also want to combine art

and design together, to create an emotional

dialogue, which features products that have

distinguish aesthetic and specific functions.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your


M: Our practice is thus somehow

relying on faith; we are having faith in

a better and stronger relationship between

the subject and the object, which would

increase the lifespan of the latter. We

believe it is an important issue today in

order to reduce waste

and overconsumption.

K: While we were working on Into-Form,

Madeleine realised the furniture piece was

actually relevant to the 21st Faith project.

Faith is very important to me

and my practice. As Rei Kawakubo once

said “without that impetus of creation,

progress is not possible”. Faith is

a motivation that pushes me forward, to

design and create my objects. Personally,

I believe that Faith starts with intuition,

then it is getting stronger by time when

our intuition embraces with insights and