Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Glorious glass jewels by Jess Dare

Implosion series brooches- image courtesy of the artist

Domed Floral series brooch- image courtesy of the artist

We are pleased to introduce beautiful new pieces by Adelaide based jeweller Jess Dare who is well known for her skills in lampworked glass. These vibrant profusions appeal to our love of colour and form, each component is meticulously handcrafted in sterling silver and filled with delicious chromatic glass.

"When living overseas in 2004 I spent some time in Venice, Italy, and upon visiting the small island of Murano I was captivated by the traditional lampworking. Since 2005 I have been practicing this traditional art form. Glass forms an integral part of my practice. I am fascinated by the colour, its malleability when molten, and its fragility and durability when cold. I take inspiration from nature, plants, berries, tropical fruits, flowers and the vivid colours found in nature. Exploring the botany of my mind, imaginary plants, brightly coloured berries and fantastical forms, my work is about memory and nature."

Currently in stock are brooches, pendant neckpieces and earrings so wander in to meet these new jewels or visit us our online store

posted by Olenka

Monday, February 13, 2012


Horizon series by Inga Svensden, image courtesy of the artist
Blue skies are back for the afternoon....or so it seems! These beautiful Horizon vases by emerging Sydney based ceramic artist Inga Svensden have won many hearts since they came into Collect.

The vases are hand built and appear to be a wrapped sheet, so the beautifully proportioned bands of colour are visable from the inside as well as the exterior. "The aspects of my work that are most important to me are the honesty of the decoration, the colours and proportions I use to create rhythms and the emotional response the work provokes in others." Quoted from an interesting article by Sumi Skellam for Australian Ceramics

These gorgeous pieces in ultramarine, are sure to enhance any collection. For prices and more information head to our online store

posted by Olenka

Return of the Manga Pod

Stories in Form exhibition at Object Gallery, 2012. Photo: Courtesy Jamie Williams and Object Gallery

The beloved Manga Pod is back! For all those who missed out on it last time, come and learn read think & make while you nestle amongst an ecclectic mix of design literature. The manga pod is generously on loan from Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo. On show for the duration of Stories In Form and Evergreen at Object 27 Jan - 25 March 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ben McCarthy Launch Stool

Ben McCarthy, Launch Stool, Photo: Richard Mortimer
We are excited to announce that for a limited time only we are retailing Ben McCarthy's fantastic Launch stools! These functional and stackable stools are lightweight and available in 6 colours- Galactic Green, Jupiter Orange, Star White, Cosmic Red, , Asteroid Black and Stellar Pink shown here. We are able to take orders for multiples so pop into the gallery to check them out. RRP $215 each.


Henry Wilson, A-Joint, 2011, Photo: Courtesy the artist

Want to take home your own little piece of design history? During the months of February and March we are excited to be giving away some amazing works by talented Stories in Form designers Elliat Rich, Ben McCarthy and Henry Wilson.. Head here for more information!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stories In Form

Cinnamon Lee, Chameleon Lamps, 2011, Photo: Courtesy the artist

We are delighted to introduce Object's beautiful fresh exhibition Stories in Form.
Featuring the work of both established and rising stars of Australian design, this exhibition explores innovation and the narrative behind design objects. At the heart of the exhibition is the idea of interactivity and the exploration of the way products are used through time. Jacqueline Power has curated this show to track the initial ideas that inspire the designers and their products, to the changes that occur to the product over a lifetime. Each piece in the show has a unique story and is made utilising innovative processes,such as re-purposing functional objects, manufacturing and integration. The exhibition highlights the way that objects are designed to intertwine with our daily lives and perhaps form domestic rituals through their use. Featuring Henry Wilson, Elliat Rich, bernabeifreeman, Cinnamon Lee and Ben McCarthy, Stories in Form will be showing in Object's main gallery until 25th March and is part of
Art Month Sydney. For more information on these talented designers head to Object Eye.

Elliat Rich, Decennia Chair, 2011, Photo: Courtesy the artist Stories in Form exhibition at Object Gallery, 2012. Photo: Courtesy Jamie Williams and Object Gallery