ON THE EDGE exhibition
ON THE EDGE Exhibition13 June - 8 July 2012, Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Hilltop on Tamborine, 1525 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast.
ON THE EDGE is an exhibition of furniture and objects, produced by an assembly of skills enacted by Lasse Kinnunen and Helena Kinnunen of Deka Design. Deka Design is a Brisbane based furniture making company that produces handmade contemporary furniture and objects for both residential and commercial interiors. The company is an advocate of a culturally relevant built environment and encourages the use of local and recycled materials, local craftsmanship and a design aesthetic that is complementary of Australian, and in particular Queensland’s sub-tropical, architecture.
Curated by Nora Kinnunen, this exhibition aims to promote a new direction for design by invoking the tradition of the craftsman’s hand. The works on show combine endangered skills with considered design to create works of interest, beauty and longevity. The works include unique interior objects and production furniture pieces for use in residential and commercial settings.
Are we on the edge of a new direction or on the brink of crisis?
ON THE EDGE performs as a visual display of crisis at the crossroads, showing that which may either become obsolete, or celebrate that which, through a new design direction, may become the sustainable and desirable alternative.