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Artedomus Unveils 'New Volumes' At Denfair

Furniture

When we spied Instagram Stories of two collaborators, stylist Nat Turnbull and photographer Sean Fennessy, in a rural quarry in Greece (!!) a few months back, we were a little intrigued, to say the least!

They were shooting the first campaign for ArtedomusNew Volumes – a unique new collection of furniture piece in marble, designed by an octet of much-loved Aussie designers. 

14th June, 2018

Artedomus’ new collection of Elba marble designs, New Volumes, will be unveiled at Denfair this weekend. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Tom Skeehan’s design, ‘Bacchus’ for the 12-piece debut collection. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Shot on location in Greece! Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

As well as designing for the range, Thomas Coward was the creative director and handled the branding. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

You can see why a bunch of TDF faves shooting here caught our attention! Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

‘Hurlysi’ by Thomas Coward. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

‘Wyrie’ by Nick Rennie. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

‘Hurlysi’ by Thomas Coward. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

‘Spomenik II’ by Marsha Golemac. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Creative direction – Thomas Coward. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Sean Fennessy.

Elle Murrell
Thursday 14th June 2018

Artedomus’ inaugural, 12-piece furniture collection is a celebration and exploration of materiality. New Volumes pushes Elba, ‘a rich, complex stone 250 million years in the making’ to new limits. The hard dolomite material was first introduced to the Australian market by Artedomus 15 years ago.

With the celebration of this milestone looming, came the drive for the high-end stone importer to create a contemporary range of furniture that would inspire and enhance the everyday, whether at home or in commercial settings. It also had to have an Aussie connection, and that’s where eight leading local designers come in.

Spearheaded by creative director Thomas Coward, the line-up of eight designers includes Emma Elizabeth, the brains behind Local Milan, along with her 2018 co-exhibitors Ross Gardam, Tom Skeehan, and Dale Hardiman (of Dowel Jones fame). One-time TDF travel guide Sarah King, Marsha Golemac, and Nick Rennie round out the collaborative talent.

‘We used New Volumes as a platform to express our ideas on what an Australian company could look like, without being explicit about our origins,’ explains Thomas. The range of timeless ‘Modern artefacts’ is made in Europe by a mixture of CNC machining and traditional hand techniques. ‘Their uses may be ambiguous at first, but that lends itself to an exploration of function, which in my opinion strengthens one’s connection with an object,’ adds the designer.

Having worked with Artedomus for several years now, Thomas was tasked with choosing and guiding the collaborators for the branding, styling, photography and product design. ‘There is so much talent in Australia, that choosing the line-up was hard. I approached it by imagining a music festival with a diverse list of acts, I think that lends itself to a much more interesting result!’ he tells.

Alongside his work on the New Volumes collection, Thomas also worked on the interior redesign of the Artedomus showroom in Sydney, his largest project to date! After years occupying his imagination, the New Volumes range will be unveiled at Denfair this weekend. It won’t stop there though, Thomas is already looking towards expanding the collection of products – basins in both solid surface and natural stone are on the cards.

New Volumes By Artedomus
Denfair
June 14th to 16th
(open to the general public June 16th, 10am-5pm)
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Victoria

‘A rich, complex stone 250 million years in the making.’ – Artedomus.

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