Outee

Outee was designed  in 2010 with micro-scale spaces in mind. The compact design and adaptability of the furniture modules provided a spatial solution where floor space was limited.

Outee would be ideal for small outdoor spaces such as balconies.  It would also sit comfortably in bookshops, breakout spaces, kids bedrooms and the like.  Its flexibility would earn it high praise at  galleries, resorts, cafes, libraries, universities and schools.

The design of Outee was proudly supported through a Creative Sparks Grant, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

photography Mindi Cooke

Bookscreen

Bookscreen was a limited edition, flexible screen constructed from quality, used, hardback books. Each one was unique, an exploration into colour composition and built on the qualities of the original books.  The screens were handmade using traditional book binding techniques.  The integrated book spines provide pliable hinges for the concertina screen.

The back of each screen was lined with pages from the books themselves; providing a subdued alternative for a change of character.

Bookscreen’s bold colours, tactility and existing patina added an element of personality to any interior, especially over time as traditional books are increasingly replaced by digital media.

Ruby the Bookscreen (image) was commissioned for a Melbourne couple’s living room.

photography Peter Bennetts

 

Mini Bookscreen

Like the taller Bookscreen, the Mini Bookscreen is constructed from quality, used, hardback books. Each one is handmade using traditional book binding techniques.  The Mini Bookscreen would provide an ideal privacy screen on a workstation or provide an intriguing table centrepiece.

photography by Sam Parsons

Siena the Bookblock Table

Siena the Bookblock Table was a limited edition piece hand-crafted by Sam herself in 2008.  Siena was made from the pages of discarded books.  The original bookblock provided the backbone to the table.  The resulting forms were surprisingly sturdy and functioned well as occasional tables.  The possible themes were endless and provided a great talking point.

photography Matt Moore (top) and Monique Germon (bottom)

 

dust jacket gift cards

These limited edition gift cards were hand made using the original dust jackets left over from the construction of Bookscreens.  Each card was an original.

Photography Samantha Parsons

blueprints range

An Australian designed and produced, limited edition range of wall plates created in collaboration between Cindy-Lee Davis of Lightly and Sam Parsons of Studio Sam in 2009.

The design builds on Studio Sam’s Betty Blue Range.  A narrative is created through the application of circular motifs.

award Home Beautiful, Product of the Year 2009, Home Accessory

photos Lightly

betty blue range

Betty is a set of crockery assembled from a mix of mis-matched, ‘as good as new’ plates.  The concept was not purely about giving the plates a make-over.  The intention was to go a step further and address possible reasons the plates were discarded in the first place; in particular the issue of good quality plates becoming orphaned. Betty gives these plates a new family.

Although each plates is an original composition (no two plates are the same) and each comes from a different walk of life, they are now related to one another through the application of blue and white circular motifs.  The artwork is based on several of the found plates, which themselves form part of the new set.

Photos Peter Bennetts (top) and Sam Parsons (bottom)