Narrative Goods, a design exhibition, puts the focus on 5 of Melbourne’s up-and-coming contemporary furniture designers – Nicole Lawrence, Ash Fischer (FISCH), Dean Norton, Zachary Frankel and Brigitte Owers-Buccianti (Real Non-Real).

October 14 – November 2

Online & In Our Window!

Recycled plastic has never looked so good! Arc by Zachary Frankel is an incredibly clever and flexible design.

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.

The Formosa Coat Rack and Meta Bench are pictured here alongside the Belt Collection by Nicole Lawrence in the windows of Modern Times
The Formosa Coat Rack by Real Non-Real makes effective use of vertical space.

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.

CONTAINA is a piece of furniture with a degree of enigma and mystery
A dramatic animation by Spot Studio to accompany Dean Norton's new Containa series.

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.

The Belt Collection is compact, fun, and lightweight, despite its solid construction.
The tiles that top each Belt table can be mixed and matched to suit each customer.

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.

The Lucha Floor Lamp by FISCH transforms PVC elbows into a playful and sculptural talking-point.

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