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Toby Horrocks

Architect and writer Toby also designs cardboard furniture as part of his commitment to designing with existing materials.   What do you do: I’m an architect, who runs his own practice in Melbourne, and I’m also a cardboard furniture designer. I also teach in the Architecture department of the University of Melbourne. Aside, of course, […]



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September 7th, 2010


toby horrocks

Architect and writer Toby also designs cardboard furniture as part of his commitment to designing with existing materials.

 

What do you do: I’m an architect, who runs his own practice in Melbourne, and I’m also a cardboard furniture designer. I also teach in the Architecture department of the University of Melbourne. Aside, of course, from writing reviews of architecture, art and design.

Favourite designer: That is such a difficult question. Today, Droog pops into my head.

Favourite design destination: Today, Finland. And of course I am thinking of Aalto. Probably because I am currently tutoring in a ’history of modern architecture’ subject. And I’ve been there.

Work in progress: A cardboard shelf, folded from 1.8mm thick recycled board. Yes, it’s strong!

Inspiration: Environmentally sustainable design, which often means “don’t design anything new, use what you have already”.

Other areas of interest: Collecting contemporary art, exploring the history of Ancient Rome, playing tennis, internet Scrabble, jogging, inner-city living…


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