The New Volumes™ story stems from travels and connections across the globe – the idea born out of a void of untapped story and space. Collections within New Volumes™ witness designers embodying the natural materials used in their creations. Pushing the boundaries of materials results in collections that tell individual stories united by challenging natural materials to reach their undiscovered potentials.
Collection 01 explores Elba: a rich, complex stone 250 million years in the making. A material with a story, cut by machine and finished by hand into an object whose story is yet to be written. The result is collection of products that are sincere, serene and strong. Designs that will inspire and enhance the everyday.
“Our aims are simple — to create the most unique and beautiful products that will inspire and enhance the everyday. We are excited to see our precious material used in such distinct ways and hope each piece brings pleasure to anyone who uses them.”
Led by Creative Director Thomas Coward, the eight Australian designers chosen to bring the first New Volumes™ collection to life are Ross Gardam, Emma Elizabeth, Nick Rennie, Dale Hardiman, Marsha Golemac, Sarah King and Tom Skeehan.
Collection 02 explores a fundamentally pure material, Terracotta. Terracotta is essentially fire and clay. The first manufactured material perhaps. Mud, water and heat or time. Solidifying to a robust striking colour. It is used in one way or another all over the world and much like marble, the applications cannot be restricted. A material rich in history and culture yet still has the most contemporary properties. We can throw, cast, and extrude it to our needs and no matter what we do – we do not alter its nature.
“The designers who took part in this collection are as diverse as the products they have created. From established names to exciting new faces, all possess a fiercely individual approach and style, and have taken to the material with gusto. We are very proud of our stories ‘made from the mud’”.
Led by Creative Director Thomas Coward, the eight Australian designers chosen to bring the second New Volumes™ collection to life are Lucy Simpson, Adam Goodrum, Chris Connell, Hattie Molloy, Kate Stokes and Megan Morton.