A Curtin University interior architecture lecturer has been invited to display her work at the prestigious Embracing Innovation exhibition in Canberra this week.
Penelope Forlano, of Fremantle, said the exhibition will showcase craft artists and designer makers who are exploring new areas in research, technology and design.
“The exhibition will look at trends in practice and how they impact on city design for the 21st century,” Penelope said.
“I will be exhibiting two works which include the Terrain side table and Terrain shelving units.
“The Terrain side table aims to be sculptural within a space, and expresses contemporary issues of want verses sustainability and technology versus nature.”
The table is a complex three-dimensional solid timber form, yet uses minimal material so creates little waste.
“The Terrain three shelving units encourage owners to be creative in their layout, as they can be arranged to suit their environment, be it dense and convoluted, wrapped around walls, creating niches or frames,” she said.
“The units resemble large mountainous landscapes and form part of a group of works examining ideas of desire, consumption and ‘want’ in an era of sustainability.”
The exhibition being held at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Canberra will be open from 1 April – 5 May 2011.
Note to Editor: Photographs of the works and interviews with Penelope can be arranged on request.