Ryan Hanrahan is the man behind Addition Studio, a multi-discipline design house that effortlessly melds earthy, rugged Australiana motifs with a modern sensibility. Addition Studio was formed in 2010 and began producing furniture, lighting, wellness products, and works that combine aromatic items with contemporary sculpture. Ryan's driving motivations are health and wellbeing, ancient rituals, sculptural aesthetics, and modern art that's as practical as it is beautiful. Organic but made to serve its user, Addition Studio's items are useful, sensory, and proudly designed in Australia.
JAU is proud to introduce terrarium designer, Lesley Williams. Lesley is a talented industrial designer, graphics designer, singer and music producer. With her line of terrariums and planters for her brand Botanica Boutique, she created a philosophy to "bring the outdoors in", allowing anyone to grow moss and tropical plants inside their homes in a minimalistic, low maintenance micro-climate. Her range includes terrariums made from recycled plastic, biodegradable cork and also includes durable materials such as concrete, marble and wood. The glass on the terrariums are skilfully hand blown and shaped to ensure condensation cycles back down to the moss.
Sam Seljak and Karina Seljak
Sam and sister Karina Seljak are the sister team behind forward-thinking Australian textile brand Seljak. Seljak creates durable, but snuggly, eco-friendly blankets using Merino wool offcuts collected from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill located Tasmania. The duo’s combined wealth of experience in the global fashion industry and small business world, as well as their passion for innovative sustainability solutions and eye for great design, have propelled the label from a bedroom project between two sisters to one of the most exciting ethical businesses in Australia.
Meet Lauren Steller from Melbourne Australia, she creates jewellery and household products using recycled aeroplane tyres and recycled rubber offcuts. Her training as an architect has influenced her designs, as they take on architectural shapes, texture, colour and depth. Who would have known that old aeroplane tyres could be so interesting!?
See our summary of what some designers in Australia are doing to design better products that consider the environment. From sustainable manufacturing practices, recyclability, to thinking about the end of life of a product, products that we're proud to bring to Japan.
Henry Wilson is a Sydney based designer, a traveller, a considered creator and man who has mastered the art of balancing form and function in perfect unity. It sounds like a strange contradiction, but Wilson’s raw, almost brutalist pieces are statement pieces in the way that they’ve been crafted not to make a statement. As a designer, Wilson worships the democratic ideologies of usefulness, resourcefulness and the beauty in the bareness of the industrial process. He’s collaborated with Aesop, crafted stunning furniture, and created a table joint system that redefined contemporary utilitarianism.
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