by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

Shades of Aluminium
140 × 57 × 42 cm

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Drawing inspiration from the many forms, shapes and finishes found in 20th Century staircases, Shades of Aluminium is the beginning of an exploration into coffee tables and metal finishing methods. The earliest known staircases were made of stacked flat rocks or logs which relied on nature to create the specific size or shape needed for the job. It is only later in history that shapes and forms were no longer limited by nature as materials could be cut to any specific size. Finishes on the other hand were still very much controlled by nature. Stone, which might have been the most used material in history to make staircases, never looks the same. Upon closer inspection, each piece is unique thanks to the many colour nuances and pattern variations created with time. Similarly this coffee table is made of three almost identical stacked forms finished in three slightly different ways.

Another bureau of design is a Melbourne-based studio working across furniture, lighting and object design. The studio utilises both industrial and handmade production techniques to create design objects informed by the aesthetics of the built environment. With a focus on working with wood, metal and clay, Abdé explores the inherent qualities of these materials to create functional forms that are at once curious and familiar.

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