Fusing furniture and collectable art, the Easel Collection was curated by designers, Adam Cornish and Marcus Piper, to celebrate the most creative expression from both Australian and International designers.
Taking the concept of furniture and art display to another level, the form of an asymmetrical table top tilts to become an art piece in itself; a canvas for the surface specialists at Axolotl to realise the artist and designers work.
“An ongoing aim of the NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is to strategically collect examples of Australian contemporary design and studio based practice. These four works represent four prominent designers and highlight innovation in Australian design manufacturing, they make a great addition to our growing collection of Australian design.”
Ewan McEoin, Hugh D T Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV.
The easels that were acquired are:
Adam Cornish | Bruise | Metal mosaic
Adam Goodrum | Frame | Fused and formed bronze glass
Jaime Hayon | LINEAS | Brass inlaid into marble
Marcus Piper | Perspicere | Printed, embossed and mirrored glass
The artists were briefed to work with Axolotl in identifying a process that pushed the boundaries of their practice and the capabilities of Axolotl. The result being a series of unique artworks resting on the easel base.
Each Easel in the collection is available in an edition of 8 with a percentage of sales being donated to the Authentic Design Alliance. To see the full collection and to enquire about acquiring one or more of these pieces to add to your art collection visit the Easel website or get in touch with us.
Axolotl has pushed the boundaries of design since our inception in 1995 when we pioneered the bonding of semi-precious metal onto any substrate.Over the past 20 years we have never rested in our quest to continue to amaze and inspire, taking architectural glass to new creative heights since 2005 and launching our concrete, timber and terracotta ranges of bonded surfaces from 2011.Committed to ever evolving, we are constantly developing the range of products we offer and introducing new technologies and new aesthetics that meet the increasingly diverse needs of our customers.The Axolotl name is synonymous with technological innovation and state-of-the-art design. We are at the forefront of our game and we are dedicated to providing the best quality and most innovative products for Australian and international markets.