“Colour Nativity” nativity set

Sebastian Bergne (born in1966)
England, 2010
Sébastien Bergne Ltd edition, 2013
Painted beech
Gift of Sébastian Bergne, 2017
Inv. 2017.90.1.1-8
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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The designer Sebastian Bergne, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990 designs everyday objects using a social approach to design. Here he continues his experiments on the meaning of colours in objects. These painted wood elements and their box depict a stylised Christmas crib, each figure being differentiated by a colour and different size. He has called on our manner of perceiving this religious scene and its image that has been conveyed so many times.