Young Sydney based designers Alex Gilmour and Dominic Chong met whilst both studying Industrial Design at UTS. Often pairing up for group projects during their studied, it was a natural progression to launch their own design studio, Evie Group in 2010.
Initially the pair launched with two tableware product ranges – their ‘Emily’ tea set and ‘Frederick’ glassware, both hand made in Sydney. With these designs, Alex won the Qantas SOYA award and an internship with Marc Newson in London, which propelled this fledgling Sydney design studio into the spotlight from very early days!
Now working from a studio in Lilyfield in Sydney’s Inner West, Alex and Dominic are prolific in their output, designing and producing their own ranges of homewares, lighting, and furniture, sold online and via a range of retailers both within Australia and abroad. In addition to this, Evie Group are also a design consultancy, offering product and graphic design services for big name clients including Microsoft and Woolworths.
‘We are inspired by the clean lines and simplicity of American modernism, Scandinavian and Japanese design’ explains Alex of her studio’s distinctive aesthetic. ‘We aim to design modern pieces that are elegant and hopefully timeless in their aesthetic. We look to use a combination of natural and machine made materials in our pieces, which is shown through our Hex boxes – combining handmade bamboo box with an aluminium lid’.
Indeed, Alex and Dominic’s sweet ‘Hex’ storage boxes instantly caught our attention when we first spotted them via instagram earlier this year! With clean geometric lines and a deliciously muted colour palette which includes mint green, soft peach and rose gold, these stylish, functional containers are perfect for bedroom, bathroom and even desk organisation. We’ll be showcasing a selection of these at our Open House event in Melbourne later this week!