The awe-inducing wonder of travel has long inspired epic novels and romantic films. But it’s not as often that you hear of furniture modelled in the glory of a city’s architecture!
Furniture designers Calum Hurley and Jordan Leeflang each took inspiration from six different images of metropolitan Japan, showcasing the country’s unique architectural forms and distinct urban landscape. The series of experimental furniture was made in direct response to these photographs, with each designer taking the same image to produce completely different design outcomes.
Though appearing outwardly different in function and form, the pieces share parallel lines, geometric bodies and a singular material palette, placing them in direct dialogue with each other. These distinct similarities pay clear homage to the influential simplicity of Japan’s distinct, minimal design identity.
Differing Perspectives launches in Canberra on July 2nd, where Calum’s original photographs will be displayed alongside the designs it inspired!
An exhibition of handmade furniture pieces inspired by Japan
Thursday July 2nd – Saturday August 22nd
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
North Building 1
180 London Circuit
You can find detail on the exhibition and more information about Calum and Jordan here.