Dean Norton & Jordan Fleming

Box 54

 

Materials:

Mirror samples, glass prototype samples and salvaged plywood 

 

Description:

Box 54 is an exploration of utilising collected samples and materials from our personal design practices. The chair is constructed from salvaged plywood sheets and embellished with mirror and prototype glass samples in a variety of colours, sizes and finishes while the blue gradient shard reflects monolithically through the mirrored seat.

A simple geometric form that is elevated by its kaleidoscopic patchwork surface, expressing the reflective energy and light of its environment while connecting with its audience.

 

Biography

Dean Norton develops products that consider form, function, refined detailing, and harmony in materials. Drawing inspiration from several contemporary Influences, he aims to create enduring pieces that connect on an emotional level, merging a balance between art and design whilst maintaining a minimalist design aesthetic. Born and raised in Essex, England, Norton originally studied graphic design before continuing his journey as an  interior designer, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Retail Interior Design from the University of the Arts London. Now based in Melbourne, Norton launched his studio in 2017, drawing upon his design experience to create visually  engaging, locally made pieces including furniture, objects, and lighting, re-imagining a variety of sculptural forms through the exploration of finishes and materials such as glass, mirror, steel, and timber.

 

Biography

Melbourne based designer and artist Jordan Fleming works with metal, plaster, pigment and timber to create sculptural and experimental furniture and lighting pieces characterised by humour and vivacious, wonky asymmetry. Fleming’s work expresses a personal exploration with materials through her use of sculpting plaster and pigments to create pieces that possess an emotional impact; conjuring feelings as if they’re living in the space, rather than solely serving a programmatic function. Having a background in cabinet making and interior design, Fleming established her own furniture design practice in 2018. Fleming’s works have been exhibited in Melbourne Design Week (2020, 2021, 2022), Alt Material (2020 & 2021), At The Above Gallery (2021)  and  internationally at the Lake Como Design Festival, Italy (2022). Recently Fleming has be selected for the  2022 Vogue Living VL50 in the Product Design category.   Additionally, her work has been profiled in design magazine Artichoke, architecture and design blog Yellowtrace, and Frankie magazine as the winner of their 2018 Good Stuff design awards.

 

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