Object Future Australian Design Exhibition //  Mobius Chair by Adam Raphael Markowitz | Yellowtrace

Möbius Chair designed by Adam Raphael Markowitz continues the modernist concern for inextricable form and function; a single, narrow strip forms the backrest, armrest and support.

Object Future Australian Design Exhibition // Matchstick Lamp by Hugh Altschwager | Yellowtrace

Matchstick Table Lamp designed by Hugh Altschwager (Inkster Maken) uses exclusively natural materials to create long lasting products with a timeless aesthetic. The lamp has been crafted using the natural, unprocessed materials—limestone and timber—to provide a tactile product that will become an understated feature in any room.

Object Future Australian Design Exhibition // GHRS Ladder by Georgia Hutchison & Rob Sowter | Yellowtrace

Ladder II designed by Georgia Hutchison and Robert Sowter is a simple, playful assembly, creating a lightweight and versatile shelving system. Created from unique, sustainable Australian hardwood, Ladder II will travel well into the future.

Object Future Australian Design Exhibition // UpDown Copper by Jonathon Ben Tovim | Yellowtrace

Up-Down Light designed by Jonathon Ben-Tovim (Ben-Tovim Design) is a contemporary take on the classic industrial-age height- adjustable pendant light. Tovim contrasts the very rough natural material—volcanic glass—for the counter weight with the polished form of the shade.

Object Future Australian Design Exhibition //  Section Bench by Tim Wallace | Yellowtrace

Section Bench designed by Tim Wallace is a prototype of a flat-pack bench seat with the four legs that lock into the main beam and are fixed with brass bolts.

Object Future Australian Design Exhibition | Yellowtrace

 

OBJECT FUTURE II is the second in a series of exhibitions that survey the latest design practice in Australia. The show opens on June 27 (yes, tomorrow!) at Allpress Studio in Melbourne’s Collingwood. This independently organised and curated design exhibition will showcase the work by Australian based designers, offering a platform for emerging and established designers to exhibit ideas-based products.

Co-curated by Dale Hardiman and Suzannah Henty, OBJECT FUTURE looks at the political, philosophical and aesthetic characteristics of Australian design and rallies for its inclusion in the contemporary art milieu. The show will present a combination of fine art, design and architecture, emphasising the importance of design-reception in academic contexts.

Now in it’s second year, the show brings together a combination of already marketed products and fine one-off pieces from Naasicaa Larsen, Inkster Maken, Mo-En Design, James Devery, Hamish Munro, Tim Wallace, Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Chris Goff, Seaton McKeon, Nikolai Kotlarczyk, Alison Jackson, Adam Raphael Markovic, Smile Makers, Guy Keulemans, Georgia Hutchison, Robert Sowter, Henty and Luca Luna.

Go Australian design, GO!

OBJECT FUTURE II at Allpress Studio
84 Rupert Street Collingwood
From June 27th to July 13th

 

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Uragaeshi Chair by Chris Goff | Yellowtrace

Uragaeshi Chair is Chris Goff’s most recent exploration of interactive, self-assembled furniture that represents his philosophy of designing objects that implicitly involve the user in their creation and function.

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Urchin Pendant by Mo-En Design | Yellowtrace

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Urchin Pendant by Mo-En Design | Yellowtrace

Urchin Pendant designed by Mo-En Design uses recycled glass from the hospitality industry, general waste and commercial waste alongside other sources of unwanted scrap glass.

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Nishi Vase Series by Mo-En Design | Yellowtrace

Nishi Vase Series designed by Mo-En Design.

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Fold by Nikolai Kotlarczyk | Yellowtrace

Fold designed by Nikolai Kotlarczyk (CZYK) is a durable outdoor seating design that expressed sculptural qualities, breaking away from the tradition of heavily framed and timber clad outdoor scenarios.

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Butter Knives by Alison Jackson | Yellowtrace

Butter Knives designed by Alison Jackson is a manipulation of a single flat sheet of metal, folded to create a cutler object. They are charming, balanced and static objects that crave to be held and used.

Object Future Exhibition by Dale Hardiman // Brass Spoon by Naasicaa Larsen | Yellowtrace

Brass Spoon designed by Naasicaa Larsen was designed through the use of a self-directed rules- based system, which subsequently defined the material and forms—brass, lines and circles.


[Images courtesy of Object Future II.)

 

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