Collection 02 explores a fundamentally pure material, Terracotta. Terracotta is essentially fire and clay. The first manufactured material perhaps. Solidifying to a robust striking colour. It is used in one way or another all over the world and much like marble, the applications cannot be restricted.
A material rich in history and culture yet still has the most contemporary properties. We can throw, cast, and extrude it to our needs and no matter what we do – we do not alter its nature.
The collection includes Earth Wirri, a sculptural vessel by Sydney designer Lucy Simpson that honours the beauty and sophistication embedded within First Nations design.
Sydney designer Adam Goodrum has designed Pitcher, a table and stool set with an unusual geometric structure that celebrates the idiosyncrasies of terracotta fabrication.
Melbourne designer Chris Connell created Skáfos, the Greek word for vessel, which consists of two free-flowing umbrella holders of different sizes and a fruit platter with a ribbed base.
Hattie Molloy, a designer from Melbourne, conceived Sol, a curvaceous vase and incense holder inspired by the often-otherworldly shapes of flowers.
Kate Stokes, another Melbourne designer, interpreted terracotta as Pinch, a pair of slender, elongated wall lights with shield-like forms and a ‘pinch’ that allows the light to fall differently on each side.
Sydney creative Megan Morton was inspired by the sense of growth and renewal in the post-Covid world to create a modern sprout planter named Harvest that cleverly doubles as tabletop décor during the non-growing months.
Artedomus Creative Lead Thomas Coward has created robust Echo side and coffee tables with a revolving carousel of voids that draws on the history of classical Greek architecture. Meanwhile his curvaceous Cove chair is made up of two negative shapes sitting on top of one another – one that lifts, one that supports.