Designer-maker Adam Cruickshank branches out on his own with an upcoming solo exhibition of new objects and furniture pieces.
May 22nd, 2012
In his first independent collection, Adam Cruickshank continues to explore form and his chosen material, timber, through innovative techniques.
The pieces were conceived during Cruickshank’s time as part of Midland Atelier, an initiative of WA design body FORM, where Cruickshank worked with designer-maker Jon Goulder and was mentored by New Zealand-based David Trubridge.
Further developed at Cruickshank’s current studio in Dwellingup WA, the 2012 collection includes a dining table, dining chair, credenza, console, tallboy, ottoman/stool, bar stools and a suspended task light in timbers ranging from American maple, American walnut, beech and Tasmanian blackwood and sycamore.
“These pieces build on my previous work and utilise my passion for exploring techniques, using tension and folding techniques to create new furniture forms, plus introducing new materials for more structural freedom in the forms I seen to achieve,” Cruickshank explains.
The collection also marks Cruickshank’s first foray into working with aluminium and composites.
“Timber has a certain aesthetic and structural property, and I never tire of pushing it through developing new techniques to create new shapes.
“However, I felt I was using timber out of habit, when other materials could be used to achieve structural proportions not otherwise possible, such as combining wood and carbon or just using aluminium.”
A Beautiful Line launches at Fremantle’s Squarepeg Home on August 17 and travels to Melbourne in early 2013.
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