"Anime" lighting series was the culminating project of my
studies, and was selected from among the best work of all
Design - related courses in Australia to be exhibited in the
New Design 2001 exhibition. The Anime lights are explorations
of the future of the practical object within the home. Their
forms are organic, but improbable, adapted to suit the confines
of the domestic environment more successfully than their predecessors.
This adaptability delivers new function, and a visual presence
that rejects the more pedestrian aesthetic touted by the mid
- 20th century modernism that has been the impetus for almost
all furniture design in the last decade. Anime was consequently
awarded the Object Design Award, whereby Object gallery and
the Australian Centre for Craft and Design provides financial,
professional and media related assistance to the winner. As
a result I am currently undertaking a 3 month residency at
the Object Studios, where I am completing the following projects,
both from self - set, and competitive briefs.
most recent works are the Ship lights [right], which are driven
by a light sensitive circuit. The lights only operate when
their remote sensor is exposed to light. By this, the lamps
are able to flicker like a candle, or flash like an approaching
lightning storm. The form of the lights themselves refer to
flame, and work well as a fire substitute in a home.
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