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'Kilter Bench' by Jordan Leeflang. Photo - Calum Hurley

An Architecture-Inspired Furniture Exhibition Opens This Week In Canberra

30th June, 2020

Two designers launch a collection of conceptual furniture inspired by the stylistic patterns of Japanese streetscapes!

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!

Differing Perspectives
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
Canberra, ACT

You can find detail on the exhibition and more information about Calum and Jordan here.

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