penelope forlano portrait; principal of forlano design, award winning perth designer

Penelope integrates a rigorous research process throughout the inception and creation of new innovative works. She combines a strong practice based approach to experimentation and conceptual development. Her interests include material testing, digital and advanced technologies through to integrating research across various fields including consumer culture, anthropology and philosophy to create works of relevance, meaning and integrity. Penelope is undertaking doctoral research in object meaning, object/place attachment, whilst experimenting with new digital fabrication methods. This combination of new fabrication methods with sustainable materials, and sustainable ideals, Penelope aims to create future heirlooms. 

Trained in interior architecture, Penelope has worked as a design practitioner since 1997. Responsible for the design of large scale fitouts of 15,000 sqm to smaller retail and hospitality projects, she currently focusses on the intimacy and connection possible with the smaller scaled object.

She is also partner in Composite Components, a composite manufacturing business. Her diverse experience across the fields of research, project management, design and fabrication provide Penelope with unique industry skills.

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