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Product Design
Published: 23 Aug 2016

Minimalist Furniture for Modern Rituals

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L-R: The Large Zig Zag Table, Cinematic Light Box, Sundial Dining Table and Stools/ Resistor + Funnel Pendant Light, Totem Lamp, Stratosphere Lamp

Australian design studio Page Thirty Three has launched its third collection, Use Your Illusions, which draws inspiration from cinema and futuristic mid-century modernism.

The collection spans from large-scale furniture to lighting and modest home accessories, forming a range of playful and intriguing objects.

Taking cues from postmodernism, items in the collection combine geometrical shapes with material simplicity – uniting sculptural form with practical function. Owing to their modular features, some of the collection’s items can be reconfigured and adapted to suit different spaces and environments. The Large Zig Zag Table, for example, has a brass base into which black pinewood prisms can be slotted in a puzzle-like way, to form a functional tabletop.

The studio’s Modular Stratosphere Lamp has an interior ‘lightsaber’ which is encased by two moveable pieces allowing the light to take various different shapes. The Cinematic Light Box has interchangeable letters and emoticons to enable personalisation.

To minimise its environmental footprint, Page Thirty Three sources local materials and manufacturers. Its aim is to reduce waste by combining natural materials such as Tasmanian oak and Australian bluestone with eco-friendly packaging and visual clarity. See Considered Environments on how creatives are exploring natural and waste materials as the starting point for new environmentally considered projects.

The studio’s manifesto is to interpret simple rituals by creating functional puzzles, and furthermore, to explore design in a quest for utopia in the modern living space. On this note, see Ambiente for more on how intuitive solutions are elevating everyday rituals of the time-pressed consumer while committing to sustainable materials.

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