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Introducing Australia’s Next Top Furniture Designers

Calum Hurley, Jordan Leeflang and Ivana Taylor. Their names might not be immediately nor widely recognised as of yet, but these three emerging furniture designers/makers are noteworthy nonetheless. In case you’re wondering why, Hurley, Leeflang and Taylor have prepared an exhibition, titled Generate 2020, conveying the three makers’ development over the course of their foundation year as Furniture Associates at JamFactory and looking toward an uncertain future with curiosity and hope. In Generate 2020, opening this Friday, 4 December, the rising stars present original works that are as compelling together as they are impressive apart. Suffice it to say, it’s time we get better acquainted. Ivana Taylor, a Manly (NSW) native, moved to Adelaide for the Associate Training Program in 2019 after graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor in Art / Design Education (honours). Taylor has used the program to marry her textile expertise with a keen interest in furniture construction. Taylor’s furniture has since been presented at Denfair’s Front Centre 2019 and at Sally Dan-Cuthbert’s 2020 Melbourne Design Week showcase (by whom she is represented). Playing with the relationship between textiles and timber, masculine and feminine, strength and softness, Taylor's practice distills the process, texture and aesthetic qualities that have evolved from a long-standing fixation with wrapping and binding, which complements the angularity and geometry of Hurley and Leeflang’s work. Calum Hurley has spent his time during the Associate Training Program experimenting and developing his usage of Jesmonite, a composite casting material, as well as working with local fabricators to create a series of objects for the home. Hurley’s mother, Carol Herbertson, an award-winning weaver, encouraged creative expression throughout Hurley’s childhood. This blossomed into a collaborative practice between the two, with Herbertson’s textiles featuring across a range of Hurley’s work, including his Generate offering. Looking to balance his exhibition work with retail- ready pieces, Hurley presents three dining chairs (constructed by Hurley in-house) alongside a series of wall mirrors (originally presented and receiving an honourable mention as part of VIVID Design Competition 2019) which utilise local industry and in-house final touches. This juxtaposition of softness and geometry balances perfectly the work of Taylor and Leeflang. In the studio, Jordan Leeflang works primarily with timber, using his time at JamFactory to build upon his skills, his resultant pieces speak to his interior architecture background. Continuously trying to expand his knowledge, Leeflang takes risks with his designs which force him to consider alternative and complex practices. He has a special interest in design processes that involve using templates and jigs to replicate cuts, resulting in objects formed of repetitive elements. Leeflang has been involved in a number of design competitions, winning the 2019 Workshopped Award for Design for his Sunday Stool, as well as being one of the winners of DENFAIR: Front Centre 2020 with Ripple Side Table, a collaborative piece with Xanthe Murphy. His work has been exhibited in Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Design Week in 2020. Leeflang’s work represents the sharp edge of the trio, crisp and elegant, while grounded in everyday life. JamFactory jamfactory.com.au Photography by Dean Toepfer   Generate 2020 opens this Friday the 4th of December at JamFactory. Taylor, Hurley and Leeflang’s work is featured at the heart of the exhibition. All work is available for purchase through JamFactory retail. Please direct sales enquires to Ali Carpenter by phone (+61) (08) 8231 0005 or via email ali.carpenter@jamfactory.com.auabc
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The Distinct Charm That Comes With a Marble Sink

The sink is an essential part of any bathroom, and a marble sink is a modern and inspiring alternative to the traditional ceramic sink. Ceramic, once the go-to material for bathroom design, is now considered an outdated and passé material by the more forward thinking design community. The charm of a marble sink brings the timeless elegance, charm, and versatility of the material to contemporary bathroom design. The team at antoniolupi has managed to combine the most modern technology with the most ancient of materials to create a range of stunning marble sinks, in both countertop and freestanding designs, finished in either white Carrara or black Marquinia marble.

O24

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="107726,107727"] The O24, designed by Gumdesign, is a freestanding marble sink composed of 24 separate edges or wedges of marble. The pieces of marble are cut in trapezoid shapes and glued together with contrasting colour resins. The contrast between the white Carrara sink and the black Marquinia pedestal is a charming juxtaposition that that would suit any contemporary bathroom.

Intreccio

Intreccio from Paolu Ulian is a light and unique marble sink, weighing only 55 kg and born from a block of marble measuring only 11 cm. Staggered in an upward facing manner, the eye-catchingly thin concentric layers of marble are made possible by unique processing technologies.

Introverso

The imposing block of marble that makes up the Introverso sink, again from Paolo Ulian, loses its monolithic appearance and is transformed into something ethereal thanks to the detailing. Introverso's slat detailing subtly plays with light, reminiscent of sculptural art.

Ossimoro

Ossimoro, from Calvi Bram Brambilla, is equal parts art and design. A white marble sink where the marble itself appears soft and tactile. This unique sink has been designed with the utmost respect and sense of responsibility towards the material of marble.

Controverso

Controverso is a sink made from white Carrara marble with a square shape furrowed by vertical millings made expertly by machine, and left to be interpreted by the hand of man and give life to different and sculptural shapes.

Ago185

Ago185 is a marble sink in black Marquinia style, representing a perfect encapsulation of charm and minimalism. With a thin edged round basin that sits delicately upon a tapered cylindrical base, Ago185 would serve as an essential centre point to any bathroom it inhabits. The entire range of marble sinks from antoniolupi all serve as a reminder of the beauty and timelessness of this iconic material - a reassurance of its relevance within contemporary design. No matter the bathroom style, there is a marble sink waiting to improve the space. antoniolupi antoniolupi.it Reach out to antoniolupi via info@antoniolupidesign.com.au for more information on these exclusive designs. [gallery ids="107718,107720,107725"]abc