VILLA ALBA, 44 Walmer St, Kew VIC 3101
Sat 26 Mar – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Acclaimed interior design practice Fiona Lynch Office launch their first capsule collection for Melbourne Design Week 2022. Expanding on the studio’s commitment to sustainable materials, the pieces are produced with waste materials and local fabrication. The collection is inspired by the studio’s interior design for the soon-to-open Ace Hotel in Sydney, offering a sneak peek of the upcoming project’s custom-made furniture, textile and joinery elements.
Comprising low-set tables and stools in assorted geometric configurations, as well as armchairs and a daybed, the collection is united in its robust forms and jigsaw-like compositions. The furniture utilises raw building materials – including reclaimed timber and hand-worked aluminium – as well as slumped glass from offcuts, and a custom pigment has been splattered onto fabric reminiscent of the abstracted patterns of random markings on artists’ drop sheets. For their design, Fiona Lynch Office sourced waste metals and bricks from the Ace’s construction site, which were then ground into pigments with assistance from Spacecraft, and hand-painted onto Belgian linen.
This conservation-minded, sophisticated patchwork of mixed-materials subverts style categorization. The pieces within the collection are designed to be mixed and matched, lending to compelling interior topographies in a variety of potential settings.
FLO has partnered with Artisans Jacquie Hacansson, Ross Thompson, Spacecraft and Volker Haug to craft these highly curated pieces.
Work Shop x Future Archive forms part of the Futures Collective at Villa Alba Museum, Kew.