Noddy Boffin is really excited to be participating in this years……

DESIGN:MADE:TRADE; a boutique event showcasing Australian and international design culture. Returning for its fifth year, DESIGN:MADE:TRADE features small manufacturers, product designers and product makers from a diverse range of design disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, textiles, lighting, furniture, fashion and hand made objects.

DESIGN:MADE:TRADE has been specifically created to introduce designers to manufacturers, retailers and export buyers. Meet leading and emerging designers, immerse yourself in great design and interact with the design community through a range of exhibitions, workshops and events.

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July 2012
Royal Exhibition Building,
Carlton, Melbourne

more information visit DESIGN:MADE:TRADE

I will sharing this privilege with ‘Negative Space Design’. With whom I have constructed a brand in which we can contribute as equals in what is hoped to be a future of collaborative opportunities. Simply put, ‘Elliot & Son’ is a pseudonym that acts as a means for the development of projects and of sharing resources that is kept separate from each parties’ individual business. So, without further ado, I present ……

Elliot Gorham and Elliot Bastianon share more than just a name. They share a common ideal regarding what they consider important in the creation of a piece of furniture; but most of all an enthusiasm and drive to produce unique and innovative designs.

Together they have shared many experiences as friends, colleagues and employees. None more significant and memorable than the duration and completion

of a BVA, majoring in Furniture/Wood Design at the Australian National University where both Gorham and Bastianon received First Class Honours.

Their work is guided by everything from material exploration to quirky stories of everyday life. This unique way of approaching furniture has resulted in a body of work that balances somewhere between the world of art and design.

Their philosophy is to incorporate new materials and processes into their work, with the guidance of traditional hand skills that have been so integral in shaping the standard of furniture design. It is this threading together of traditional and non-traditional that makes their work so interesting to experience.

To visit the very cool webpage created by Lauren Hitchon, click here


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