Australian designer Henry Wilson has created a collection of useful objects in collaboration with a local foundry near his studio in Sydney. The collection is currently making its debut in Milan at Aesop Brera in for Salone del Mobile 2017.
April 7th, 2017
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Australian designer Henry Wilson launches his latest collection, Cast Impressions. In partnership with Australian bespoke skincare house Aesop, Wilson demonstrates the end-game of his many material experiments, specifically focusing on the possibilities of the 6,000-year old casting process to produce contemporary pieces of singular form and lasting use.
“There is a clear form and function in my products, but it’s important they also have feeling,” Wilson explains. “I am interested in the awkward beauty that comes from something made by hand. I like to explore how imperfection can be introduced into an industrial process, to make something at scale that retains a sense of individual charm.”
The collection consists of the Surface Sconce lights and a series of table and desktop accessories, all sand-cast in bronze, with a rumble polished finish. They are tactile and precious, each with a gentle sculptural expression, designed with multiplicity and longevity of use at their core. They have a primal appeal beyond taste or trend, and ultimately, have been designed to be loved and lived with for a lifetime.
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