Motivated by a desire to promote Australian design to an international audience, last month saw the Quench collective travel back to the USA. As part of the LA Design Festival, the Tastemakers show was an independent lifestyle event spanning fashion, furniture, and food. In addition to the members of Quench, the event also featured the work of Container, Ellaspede, and the Hoopla Family. For photos and video footage of the launch see the Video Mouse.


As part of the Quench LA Tastemakers event, the Crease chair was released in the USA. With refined manufacturing processes, the recycled PET plastic chair is now available in a new series of colour ways and custom print options.



Also during the LA Design Festival, the Zest planter series were launched at the Dwell on Design exhibition. Taking cues from the forms of traditional terracotta pots and contemporary egg pots, the result is a sculptural element that sits well within most built environments. Manufactured from either pre-cast concrete or lightweight fibreglass (as pictured), these large scale pots are available in a variety of sizes, colours and surface finishes. Launching on the Australian market later in 2013.



I was recently commissioned for an art installation at the University of Southern California. Manufactured from powder-coated aluminium, the series of wall mounted pieces were developed as part of a new Biological Sciences building on the campus. Based on my Botany screen, the custom designs were inspired by a combination of plant forms and the molecular structures of DNA. The project was a collaboration with Lendrum Fine Art Agencies based in Los Angeles CA.
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