Ivana Taylor is an object artist and designer who creates sculptural and functional forms that explore a playful fascination with the rhythmic and meditative process of wrapping and the expressive presence of continuous and interconnecting lines.

Taylor seeks to create objects with a gentle, sensual tactility, transmuting rigid form into objects with soft, fluid and energised bodies through the gentle, meticulous act of wrapping, interlacing, weaving, knotting and stitching. Taylor’s sculptural works express a harmonious tension and balance between the hard interior structure and the soft textile exterior, comprised of built linear structures that are wrapped in cotton and linen.
Her furniture designs are often heavily textured, reflecting a fascination for the role of visually and physically textural objects, to encourage presence by engaging multiple senses. The principles of design-for-disassembly are equally influential to her practice. Using continuous knotting and wrapping to attach and remove upholstery, results in furniture that can be used in its naked form or re-wrapped, engaging a ritual process of binding textile flesh to timber bones.
After graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Design & Art Education (Hons) with the University Medal for Design, Ivana was accepted into the highly selective Associate Program at JamFactory, Adelaide before becoming the Furniture Studio’s Production Manager 2021, alongside operating her own thriving practice at Mixed Goods Studios, Adelaide.
Ivana was featured in Vogue Living’s inaugaural #VL50 list, as one of an elite group of creatives in the Australian design world. She has had work featured in Milan Design Week, Melbourne Design Week and Melbourne Design Fair, Sydney Contemporary and Sydney Design Week. She has featured in multiple exhibitions at JamFactory and the Australian Design Centre and has had work has been featured in Vogue Australia, Belle, Green, Hunter & Folk, Real Living, Inside Out and Wallpaper* Magazine’s Graduate Directory 2020 . In 2021 she was one of 21 designers selected by American Hardwoods and Wallpaper* Magazine to design work for the Discovered Project exhibited at London Design Museum. This piece went on to be exhibited in Milan Design Week 2022 in Forest Tales and is soon to be exhibited at Design Fair Asia 2022.
Ivana is represented exclusively by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert and has exhibited a solo show, titled Reframe, November - December 2021, as well as numerous group exhibitions at the renowned gallery.