In partnership with Well made I was recently commisioned to design and make the FORM innovation awards for 2017. The launch of the FORM Innovation Awards was held at the SAHMRI on Friday, October 6. There were 10 prizes awarded across two categories being FORM awards and people choice. The projects selected by a panel of design professionals and through a people’s choice poll.
In designing and creating the concept of the FORM award I looked to industry within South Australia that I had yet to use. In typical fashion, I stumbled across a small CNC job shop in Hindmarsh where Jordan of Billet Lab has been operating for a few years. Once I met him and set my materials and processes It was time to start.
Form and Innovation were key in inspiring the overall design. I wanted to create more than just a static dust collecting statue I wanted to incorporate movement. The award is held in place by the droplet-shaped counterweight and if pushed will rotate with the droplet always bring in back to an upright position.
The FORM award provided work for Hunt Furniture along with 4 other South Australian owned and operated businesses.
To see all the winners please visit Adelaide Review here
I met Henry Thong at the opening night of the Ramsey Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Where we both talked about the vibrancy of the Adelaide art and design scene and how untapped it is. Henry asked if I would be interested in featuring in his amazing web series exposing makers and designers of South Australia.
It's people like Henry that are making Adelaide such a great place to work and live. Adelaide forever the up and comer never burning out.
Thanks, Henry Thong
Follow his work here
Well, Denfair is done and dusted and again the time has come to reflect on the great design Australia has to offer. This year was bigger and better than previous years and it was great to see a lot more indy designers representing their amazing work. It seems every year Adelaide has more and more designers producing world class products and Denfair was a testament to that.
Big thank you to all that stopped by stand 206 to say hello and check out Hunt's new SA500 chair and stool and have a play with our ST500 bedside table
As always all our products are 100% made in South Australia and the name of our latest chair range is a tribute to that - SA500 range will be available online very soon through
My pick for best design at Denfair must go to Scott Van Tuil for his steel chair. I saw it over at the Front and Centre stand and that was it. Love at first sight and I can not wait for it to be put into production.
It has been almost a year since our TOM planter was released at DENfair in June and the response so far has been amazing. With TOM's birthday coming up I thought I'd share some insight into Hunt Furniture's first collaboration.
Over the past, 15 years or so good friend and awarding winning graphic designer Tom Crosby and myself could never resist discussions about design, music and drive to succeed creatively. So when it came time to share a project it was just a natural meeting of minds. Tom had always had a little obsession with mid-century design and brought a swag of ideas to wade through.
The first of many "meetings" at the local Grace Emily sparked the initial concept and from there we got stuck into the details.
We had around 15 planter ideas but when we saw TOM we knew we were on the right track. I got straight into model making and many of the finer design details were production driven. I find this is a great way for to add unexpected details to products as the design is forced into certain forms due to the materials and their restrictions. These constraints formed the perpendicular grain detail which is a key feature of the planter.
Sending these boxes around Australia through general couriers was the next challenge. We needed a packaging design that would minimise excess package waste and provide enough protection so we teamed up with Creative Cardboard in Brompton. With Creative Cardboard, we came up and snug fit folding design providing a safe a secure package solution.
TOM planter available online at www.huntfurniture.com.au and through exclusive stockists.
Black Lime Studio in Norwood SA
Workshopped in Rosebery NSW
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Well DEN is done for another year. The second instalment was, as expected a huge step up from last years already amazing show. DEN has now cemented itself as Australia's top design fair. Hunt had a good time and the response to our new offerings was great! We were excited to release two new designs as part of the ID X snap assembly.
A known favourite of mine Dermot and Janelle Lenaghan have created these beauties.
Using acrylic right! There is just something special about this piece.
Designed by Asher Abergel these amazingly crafted plywood stools were a standout
designed by Liam Mugavin Toro gives a soft light and is sure to be a great addition to the Rakumba range
designed by Tom Skeehan. Super clever folding chair bringing collapsible furniture to a new level.
DEN 2016 was a huge success and will only grow stronger. Cant wait until new year.
Its been many months in the making but we are finally ready to unveil TOM planter.
Named after a good friend and co designer Tom Crosby we set out to design a multi purpose piece of furniture with character.
TOM is hand made in every way right here is South Australia. Made up of American oak and steel we have created a versatile piece that can draw attention when needed and then just sit back and blend into its environment.
Combine your own variation of oak, black and copper through the on line selection options.