Melbourne-based lighting and furniture brand B-TD has recently launched the collection Materials + Machines + Makers. Collaborating with photographer Victoria Zschommler, the campaign showcases the versatility of the collection; each piece sparks a conversation about the interchanges and tangibility between body and object.
B-TD was founded in 2011 by designer and creator Jonathan Ben-Tovim. Since then, B-TD has been producing authentic and refined pieces, exploring form and function through a minimal interpretation. Each design reinforces an exploration in purpose and modernity through its contemporary backdrop; B-TD confidently creates products that are stripped back, featuring only the essential. Though humble, the Materials + Machines + Makers collection is still a bold interpretation – a statement on redefining subtle luxury and composure.
Using honest materials, the collection expresses the vision of B-TD – one that situates considered design at the forefront of innovative interior spaces.
The campaign was shot on location in the B-TD studio, located in Broadmeadows. Using honest materials, the collection expresses the vision of B-TD – one that situates considered design at the forefront of innovative interior spaces. Victoria’s photography focuses on the three key elements of the manufacturing process – models, materials and machines share in the spotlight. Modelled by makers Nadia Cao and Jed Kelly, the collection ignites a dialogue to expose and confront the layers within production, stripping back and offering a fresh, contemporary design perspective.
The INOS Coffee Table and Side Table both offer a robust yet structurally dynamic design. Inspired by the intricate detailing of the architectural process, the two tables lure the gaze inwards through a geometrically pleasing metal structure. The lines created by the steel frame cut through the internal space, allowing an ever-present shift in light and shadow. The Coffee Table is paired with a bronzed glass top; the INOS Side Table utilises a steel top.
Though humble, the Materials + Machines + Makers collection is still a bold interpretation – a statement on redefining subtle luxury and composure.
Available in two finishes, the Fold Table Lamp – inspired by the dark tonality and sharp architecture of Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner – features folded aluminium fins to reflect light and offer warmth. Other LED features within the collection include the Reflector Linear Wall 450 and Reflector Wall Sconce 300, both redirecting light through a delicate curvature, releasing a warm, gentle glow. The matte, textured white aluminium comes in two sizes and can be matched with three finishes of satin gold, silver or anodised black.
The collection also includes the Formation Floor Lamp as well as the Formation Chandelier. The Floor Lamp is a freestanding, dimmable LED light, designed to cast warmth and imbue interiors with a romantic ambiance, available in both a grey marble base with anodised aluminium and a raw travertine base with a brushed aluminium finish. The Formation Chandelier, however, is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional lighting source. Crafted as a centrepiece, the Formation Chandelier is designed as a set of thin, interlocking aluminium profiles. Available in three varieties – anodised Deep Sea, brushed silver and satin gold – the piece also includes a dimmable LED feature to attribute to both aesthetic and function.
Made by hand in Melbourne, B-TD perseveres in crafting locally manufactured products. Featured through a collaboration with photographer Victoria Zschommler, the Materials + Machines + Makers extensive collection offers a range of pieces that explore and expose functionality. By reducing pieces down to their most fundamental expression, B-TD continues to create individual designs, pushing traditional boundaries of contemporary living and design aesthetic.