by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

200 × 80 × 80 cm
Steel, Brass, Leather, High Density Foam

Daybed plays with an inverted symmetry through the horizontal centre line where frame and cushion meet, the upholstery set to float over its shadow structure, it accommodates various modes of repose. Stark yet soft, strong yet sensuous.The bed ends which mirror each other are offset with 5 vertical solid brass stays, spaced equidistantly; resting brackets for the matching bolsters.Made from tube steel, Daybed is finished in ‘Electro’ Black Ace powder, specifically designed to gently change in appearance as light conditions alter in the day. The upholstery is a soft cowhide leather, Nero, which has a subtle lustre. Brass detailing.The custom steel design, assembled from 5 pieces, allows for both colour variation and the ability to be installed in small spaces.

Andrew Hustwaite(b. 1983) is a graduate of Melbourne University and Monash University. Since 2017 his major project has been a series of collaborative works with Swiss choreographer and dancer Nicole Morel that combine kinetic machine sculptures with contemporary dance. His practice occurs within a studio led environment based on experimentation/failure/play.

122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065, @new.assemblage
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122 Gertude Street, Fitzroy 3065