5 Australian Designers We Love
Where some of the world’s design plays on sustainability as a motif of political correctness, Australian designers live environmental shortages, ecological fragility, and depletion as an everyday reality. These hurdles inspire out-of-the-ordinary thought and the use of new materials, so that in the creation of Australian design pieces, their forms and functions embody original ethical approaches and sustainability-conscious solutions. If there was a national Australian design creed, it might read something like: ecologically-savvy with a gently inventive edge.
We discovered five designers that exemplify this creed on a recent trip to Australia.
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- When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the creation…
Australian design duo Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson started their Sydney-based studio Design By Them as a means to bring new and innovative products to the market at home and abroad. Their latest introduction is the Butter Stool, a small seat constructed almost completely from recycled milk containers (and made of 100% post-consumer recycled content). Arriving as a single flat piece for easy hand folding-and-building, it's also available in white, black, grey, beige, blue, green, red & orange.
(note:price listed is Australian dollars)
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- After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the world for four years with indie-rock musician Benjy Ferree.
- If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended…
This outdoor dining setup comes with either an FSC-Certified recycled teak top, or three different colors of glass (shown in black). The seating has either all weather chairs or stools, both available in a variety of colors. A classic design with modern materials.