by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

Chair with a Pearl Earring
45 × 45 × 80 cm
Oregon Pine, Freshwater Pearl, Gold

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There’s a joke my dad told me once, in defence of his habit to keep things that he had no immediate use for, but one day might. In its simple form it goes something like, “How can you tell a Dutch person by looking at their rubbish?” …The punchline is that they have none. It always stuck with me as a truism about my father, and his father…and just about every other Dutch person I’ve known. All of whom, despite their relative financial comfort continue the same deep-seated Calvinist tendency of thriftiness and moderated consumption. I’ve come to admire these values as a simple foundation for living sustainably and authentically, and (in a very Dutch way) against a ‘culture of appearances.’ This chair makes a case for the examined life—a life enriched by thinking about the things that matter: values, aims, society. It is a recalibration of values in the context of a society that is always hungry for faster, newer, more. It is an ode to living slowly, and gently, the handmade, families and communities, and the ethics of consuming less and

Georgia Weitenberg is a Newcastle-based furniture designer with formal training at the University of Tasmania Furniture School in Launceston. This backdrop of industry and craft has come to inform her evolving practice which balances innovation with tradition. Georgia’s humanistic approach to design imbues her work with a warmth and familiarity, that combined with her unique exploration of form and function, instils each piece with its own inherent narrative and the poetics of daily life.

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