Trent Jansen is a designer based in Thirroul, Australia, and Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney Australia. Jansen also lectures and holds workshops at various educational institutions in Australia and abroad.
Jansen gained his PhD from the University of Wollongong under renowned Australian art historian Ian McLean, and his Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney. He spent part of his undergraduate degree in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
After a period working under Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, Jansen returned to Australia to set up a design studio in Sydney, before moving his practice to Thirroul on the New South Wales South Coast.
Jansen applies his method of Design Anthropology to the design of limited edition and one-off pieces for clients including the Molonglo Group and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert. This approach is also applied to the design of products and furniture for manufacturers Moooi, DesignByThem and Tait. Jansen was one of the co-founders of Broached Commissions and is represented by Broached Commissions for Broached in- house commissions.
"Trent has a great deal of respect for cultural heritage and is extraordinarily thorough in incorporating cultural identity and history into his works ... his collaboration with Broached Commissions has the same kind of take on defining the Australian design identity as Droog has done for the Dutch design identity" Marcel Wanders - Mezzanine, 2015.
Trent Jansen is represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Australia for all new solo works as well as projects in collaboration with Johnny Nargoodah. Jansen exhibits internationally with Gallery All, Galleria Rossana Orlandi and ALM.