Featuring new pieces from each designer, Narrative Goods explores the possibility of functional design to inspire delight, provoke conversation and embody story. Presented as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Contemporary Festival. The exhibition is presented in our window – lockdown style. See the exhibition documented here or scroll down to shop the exhibition.
Each designer has created work that brings craft together with a conceptual expression of ideas. The Containa series by Dean Norton invokes the mystery of the vessel and its contents, with his table-within-a-table utilising turned wood and frosted glass.
Nicole Lawrence’s new minimal Belt Collection of plinth-like coffee tables in powder-coated sheet metal with interchangeable tiles is an invitation to play with colour. Zachary Frankel subverts the engineered recycled plastic ubiquitous in public furniture, to produce a coffee table with a contemporary design sensibility for a domestic setting.
Narrative Goods is colourful and playful exhibition, yet minimal. Block colour, right angles and subtle material combinations are used across the works, whilst each individual designer also clearly asserts their own style and interpretation of the brief. These works are designed as production pieces intended for daily use, daily appreciation and daily delight.
We look forward to welcoming you as part of the Craft Contemporary Program. See all the pieces below.
Formosa Coat Stand with Méta Bench in Powder Coated Steel and Enameled Timber by Real Non-Real
Containa Side Table Edition 04 in Clear Frost Glass and Mondrian Lacquered Turned Timber by Dean Norton
Containa Side Table Edition 03 in Clear Frost Glass and White Lacquered Turned Timber by Dean Norton
Containa Side Table Edition 01 in Black Frost Glass and White Lacquered Turned Timber by Dean Norton
Belt Side Table #2 in Powder Coated Aluminium and Clear Glass with Coloured Tiles by Nicole Lawrence
Belt Side Table #1 in Powder Coated Aluminium and Clear Glass with Coloured Tiles by Nicole Lawrence
Belt Coffee Table #1 in Powder Coated Aluminium and Clear Glass with Coloured Tiles by Nicole Lawrence