milan design week – groupwork for ‘the other hemisphere’

posted on: 14.04.2014

Last week was Milan Design Week and if you follow any design blogger on instagram it is most likely that your feed was filled with many posts from the various exhibitions. Of the many images that I scrolled through, those from Australian based Groupwork caught my attention.

The bathroom accessories are more akin to beautiful objects which can be modified and installed with ease thanks to thoughtful and beautiful craftsmanship using a restrained natural material palette; a combination of brass, timber and bluestone.

The accessories were designed by architect Murray Baker, artist Esther Stewart and Groupwork director and interior architect Sarah Trotter as part of The Other Hemisphere exhibition at Ventura Lambrate – the destination that has become known for showcasing the most avant-garde ideas by international designers of Milan design week.

The Other Hemisphere exhibition features the work of 12 Australian and New Zealand designers under the theme of ‘simplify’. The rail, which comes in brass and powder-coated satin black, can be made to any length and easily fitted to the brass bracket. The bracket is a genius solution in two ways. One, the fixing is dimensioned to fit the structure in your home so both screws will find the stud. And two, the pin allows you to add and rearrange new pieces to your rod with ease. The blocks come in timber and bluestone and are able to be transformed with added accessories.

The images are beautiful and the materials are from my favourite palette so I thought I would share them here again for those of you who may have missed them amongst the onslaught of your instagram feed.

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