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Stories In Form Competition

Want to take home your own little piece of design history? During the months of February and March we are excited to be giving away some amazing works by talented Stories in Form designers Elliat Rich, Ben McCarthy and Henry Wilson.

Click ‘Read More’ below to find out more about the prizes and how to win one for yourself.

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Stories In Form — Henry Wilson

Welcome to the final installment of our series profiling the designers featured in our exhibition Stories In Form, on at Object Gallery from 27 January — 24 March 2012. Click here to find out more information about the exhibition, and click here to catch up on the rest of the series, including an introduction from curator Jacqueline Power.

Henry Wilson is an award-winning designer with his roots entrenched in responsible and sustainable work.  Most recently, Wilson won the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, taking the prize for his versatile A-Joint. For Stories In Form, Wilson has provided a twist on a classic design, as well as a new object housed in familiarity whilst creating something totally new.

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Stories In Form — Elliat Rich

Welcome to the fourth and penultimate installment in our series profiling the designers and their work featured in Stories In Form, on at Object Gallery from 27 January to 24 March 2012. For more information on the exhibition click here, and click here to catch up on the rest of the series, including an introduction from curator Jacqueline Power.

You may already be familiar with Elliat Rich, as she won an episode of ABC’s New Inventors back in 2008. She is an Alice Springs based designer and inventor (and part-time explorer) who graduated from the College of Fine Arts with Honours in 2006 and now runs a ‘conceptual design studio investigating the edges of sustainable design and client-orientated practice that takes on a rich variety of briefs; from logos to public art.’

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Stories In Form — Ben McCarthy

Welcome to the third instalment of our profiles of designers and their stories for our new exhibition Stories In Form, on at Object Gallery from 27 January — 24 March 2012. Click here for more information on the exhibition, and click here to catch up on the rest of the series, including an introduction from curator Jacqueline Power.

Ben McCarthy has been practising as a designer around the world since graduating from UNSW in 2003, having worked for Tom Dixon in London and Michael Young in Hong Kong. McCarthy is still based in Hong Kong, drawing upon the dark nights and bright lights of various cities lived and travelled. Parallel to his design work, McCarthy is also the vocalist for Hong Kong-based band Poubelle International.

For Stories In Form, McCarthy has created Reuel, a bowl that deliberately responds to wear and tear over time. McCarthy cites the leather jacket and brass window latch pictured in the image gallery above as direct inspirations on Reuel.

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Stories In Form — Cinnamon Lee

Welcome to the second designer profile for our new exhibition Stories In Form. In the lead up to the opening of the show we are looking at each designer featured and the story behind their work. To find out more about the exhibition, click here, and to catch up on all profiles (as well as an introduction from curator Jacqueline Power) click here.

Reading her biography, it is no surprise that metalsmith Cinnamon Lee cites her design philosophy as witnessed through her work as ‘knowledge is power’ — in 2010, she completed a Masters of Philosophy in Visual Art. Using this knowledge has led Lee to create her contribution to Stories In Form, a collection of lights that respond to the proximity of the user.

Lee often works at an intricate scale, combining traditional gold- and silver-smithing methods with modern manufacturing techniques such as rapid prototyping, favouring jewellery and lighting design.

 

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Stories In Form — bernabeifreeman

Welcome to the first designer profile for our new exhibition Stories In Form. Over coming days, in the lead up to the opening of the show, we will look at each designer featured and the story behind their work. To find out more about the exhibition, click here, and to catch up on all profiles (as well as an introduction from curator Jacqueline Power) click here.

bernabeifreeman is a collaborative design practice, consisting of Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman, working together since 2000. Both industrial designers, the practice specialises in lighting design, exploring decoration and how this can be interpreted with unexpected materials and modern manufacturing techniques. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and in 2009 they were announced as Indesign Luminaries. Plus, not content to simply practice design, the two are also academics at the University of New South Wales, helping to shape the designers of tomorrow.

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Stories In Form — An Introduction

As the curator of Stories in Form I am thrilled to be able to introduce this exciting exhibition. So what makes this exhibition special?

I believe that a particularly exciting aspect of this exhibition is that all of the pieces on display are products – they have the potential to be manufactured in large numbers. These are the types of items that owners often seem to cherish the least because they lack personalisation.

What makes us love our belongings? Often the things we cherish the most have little monetary value but have an unseen value – they may remind us of a person, a place or a special moment. The object becomes a receptacle for stories.

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