TERRAIN, 2010.
ocassional table
370mm diam. x 500mm h.,
American black walnut

Designed by combining traditional paper modelling and digital 3D modelling techniques, this work demonstrates a sustainable approach to manufacturing with timber. Terrain also builds upon the language of the occassional timber side table/seat most famously orginating from the traditional African stool, then referenced by the Eames, and now reintrepreted again for the digital age.

“Linking all of Forlano’s forms is a focus on aesthetic elegance, lightness and ease of use. With this in mind her works are not intended as monumental statements, but objects to be lived with and around... It was made as a homage to the work of iconic modern designers Charles and Ray Eames. It employs the same scale and material as the Eames’s now famous Walnut stool 1960… Despite these references and intentions, Forlano’s table is her own; the angles of the wood create an intensely dynamic form.” Quote from Art Gallery of WA, 2011.

Acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2011 for their permanent collection.
Manufacturer: Composite Components
Images courtesy of CraftACT, photographs by creative image photography
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Exhibited at; 'Embracing Innovation' CraftACT, Canberra, Australia. April 1- May 7, 2011
'1980's - Today' Art Gallery of WA, from November 2011.

 


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