Anthony Caggiano visits the latest exhibition at Adelaide’s Paper String Plastic gallery.
August 22nd, 2011
A lamp inspired by plants and spines, a bespoke chair that recycles a tractor seat and a vinyl toy animal explore the design talents showcased in Paper String Plastic’s latest exhibition More to Design.
Curated by designer Shane Haddy, the exhibition gives an opportunity for industrial designers to showcase their work, and explores how art can be translated into usable products.
Slot Rocker rocking chair, Sami Immonen
Fossick bar stool and chair, Andrew Berno
Cardboard wine rack, Caleb Christie
Centu[rin] by Blake Sanders
The parts in Barry Magazinovic’s OBELIA1 lamp, inspired by the organic form of plants and the geometry of spines, all interlock in to each other, meaning no fasteners or glues are needed.
OBELIA1, Barry Magazinovic
Italian designer Achille Castiglioni’s Mezzadro stool of 1957 is referenced in Coby + Karl’s Chair, which recycles a tractor seat to form a comfortable and environmentally-conscious chair.
Chair by Coby + Karl
Haddy’s Waniphant takes reference from Japanese vinyl monster figurines and puts a cute twist on the theme with a caricature of an elephant.
Waniphant, Shane Haddy
More to Design can be seen at Paper String Plastic, 99A Hindley Street, Adelaide and closes on Sunday, August 28. Open 11am-4pm Monday to Friday.
Gomma Chair, Alex Cashmore
Halfpipe accessory organiser by Steve Whelan
VAF Octavio 1 iPod speaker dock by Dan McLean
Navicella hanging lamp by Sheena Stoddart
Solar Lamp lighting system by Andrew Whittaker
Photography: Dane Chen
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