Billie Civello (They/Them) is a designer-maker based in Naarm, Australia, they graduated from an AD of Furniture design from RMIT in 2021.
Billies' work lies at the intersection of man made and natural forms, gaining an overarching inspiration from urbanised fixtures and natural elements.
Tess Pirrie is an emerging designer based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her practice spans across furniture, object and material development. Tess’ designs are playful and experimental as she is interested in creating unique pieces, trialing new techniques and exploring what is possible to expand her practice.
JULIAN LEIGH MAY
Julian Leigh May (they/them) is a Naarm/Melbourne-based experimental designer embracing a spectrum of disciplines and mediums.
Their work transcends barriers between art and design, and spans furniture, lighting and object design. Central to their practice is an interest in redefining everyday objects through new narratives, material experimentations and forms.
Refusing to be categorized by a particular style or identity, Chong Office embraces the ambiguity and contradiction throughout the creative process. The intimacy from personal interactions and experiences is intertwined in the outcomes of Chong Office, which bends the rules of what many consider traditional. It's merely flexible.
Marlo Lyda is an Australian born designer-maker, and recent graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands). Coaxing her delicate and functional objects from materials that are undervalued, Marlo embraces fieldwork and intuitive process as means of challenging widely accepted techniques and by-products of industry.
Bobby Corica of 'Sguscio' (est. 2020) is a Silversmith working out of his studio in Brunswick East, Naarm. References to genetics, memory and family are often explored within his work. Pushing the limitations of his materials, Bobby works intuitively and responsively, resulting in highly textured and unique one-off pieces.
Jill Stevenson is an emerging interdisciplinary designer and artist based in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga). Her interests lie in speculative and experimental design, focusing on the intrinsic qualities of materials and their place in our landscape; natural and built. Her work is research driven and adopts a constant questioning of matter, shape and context. The resulting musings are often articulated into detailed pieces with a playful approach to both theme and form.
photo by Mitch Fong
Dalton Stewarts practice gives form to ideas that experiment with simple materials and processes that appear formal and abstract. He designs objects that are informed by the language of minimalism and digital tools. The work contains narratives and themes related to the body, sexuality and poetics.
Annie Paxton is a Melbourne (Naarm) based
multidisciplinary designer. Completing a Master of Architecture at MSD in 2020, her creative practice seeks to straddle the proverbial nexus between architecture and furniture/object, with a keen interest in how design drives and is driven by the poetics of everyday life. Her works often reside in the liminal - between the functional and the sculptural; the robust and the fragile; the material and the spatial. With the tendency to imbue works with patina and the trace of the hand, the interrogation of time/process as a material is often a salient driver in her practice.
Nicholas Aylward (he/him) is a Naarm/Melbourne-based designer and maker, specialising in timber and metal craft. A rural upbringing in Bangerang country has driven Nicholas to find inspiration in the essentials: adding only that which is necessary; nurturing what is already there.
Undertaking a Master of Architecture, the key drivers of both his academic studies and creative output are geometry and the inherent characteristics of raw materials. Influences from the brutalist and futurist movements are combined with modern-day computational tools to lend a novel perspective to his works.