Design students' history-inspired furniture

AMY JACKMAN
Last updated 09:42 20/02/2013
table
ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax NZ

MAKING HISTORY: Third year industrial design students Abraham Hollingsworth, left and Simon Ellison with the furniture they designed and made for the Victoria University exhibition Drawn/Object.

Relevant offers

Visual Arts

Beauty in cigarette butts Pieters' ghosts and shadows Sculpture coming down to earth Exhibition has too many loose ends Unseen Woollaston paintings go up South Pacific Dreams Art a kind of alchemy Young artist's portrait win a family affair Artist goes to pieces for new Te Papa work Show a lure to art lovers

Simon Ellison's 1930s-inspired table, called Leveilla, is a sleek centrepiece at aVictoria University Architecture School exhibition, which opened last night.

Twenty-five design students have created furniture using modern digital fabrication processes.

The exhibition is the culmination of an assignment brief they have been working on for two semesters.

Mr Ellison, 21, created the laminated plywood piece of furniture using techno-craft Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to create the two moulds for the table.

"It is inspired by the 1930s.

"They did a lot of experimentation with plywood design and came up with some well-made beautiful concepts."

Using the moulds meant he was able to eliminate any inaccuracies.

"I then glued six sheets of 2.7-millimetre plywood together, bent it into the moulds and clamped it in place until the glue dried. "The grain of the ply makes it really flexible so you can get some nice curves in handmade furniture."

The furniture will be displayed at the Wellington architecture school in Vivian St until March 1.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Have you read Kiwi author Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries?

Yes, I have.

No, but I plan to pick up a copy now.

I haven't and probably won't.

Vote Result

Related story: What now for Eleanor Catton?

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content