Five stunning Australian designs for the times

Stephen Todd, Australian Financial Review , March 18, 2021

The kinds of furniture and objects we choose to surround ourselves with incarnate not just our taste but the way we feel about the world at a given time. Sure, we all need furniture that functions, but we also benefit from pieces that can tell stories, or evoke a sense of place or inspire quiet meditation.

 

And if it’s function you’re after, why not make it bespoke and do it yourself?

 

5. Meditative | Colour Shift Panel

by Rive Roshan

 

Amsterdam-based Ruben de la Rive Box (who is Dutch) and Iranian-Australian Golnar Roshan don’t use design to find solutions to pre-defined problems; they treat the creative process as an ongoing conversation.

 

Their Colour Shift Panels, for instance, are composed of fine ovoid layers of fluted glass that have been infused with multichromatic pigment that appears to shift in density and hue depending on the viewpoint of the observer.

 

Rive Roshan’s Colour Shift Panel, Indigo-Black is featured alongside works by Michael Gittings and Edward Waring at Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert. Simon Hewson

 

Often that conversation is about how to bring aspects of nature into the domestic environment via the reflection and refraction of light.

 

Their Colour Shift Panels, for instance, are composed of fine ovoid layers of fluted glass that have been infused with multichromatic pigment that appears to shift in density and hue depending on the viewpoint of the observer. Deftly rendered and eminently poetic, Rive Roshan’s furniture and household objects don’t so much follow function as trace the lines of beauty.

 

Available in a limited edition of 20 from Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney

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