Future Collective – Maker Profile

Future Collective has been established to fulfil a growing demand for Australian made furniture and objects that not only address functional, aesthetic and sustainable dialogues but also harness an evocative rawness that elevates them to a place of artisanal beauty at the hands of talented makers.

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Caroline Denervaud in her studio. Image: Eva Baales

Our homes offer great potential for expressions of both the zeitgeist and our own personal style. They are the tiny corner of the world where we nurture whims and fancies through expressions of colour and the artful arrangement of furniture and objects. As we all bide time at home, enduring a moment of disconnect that reduces many social interactions to the dimensions of a screen and the scrunch of eyes behind a mask, Future Collective has entered the Australian furniture design stage with an inaugural collection that addresses future sensibilities distinguished by the tactile mark of the maker.

The brainchild of Chelsea Wilson, James Bligh, and Pip Newell of Curated Spaces, Future Collective has emerged at the perfect moment, bringing into existence statement furniture pieces that effortlessly fill the gap between enduring vintage, trend and nostalgia. Each piece from their highly considered Carved Collection has been sculpted from Hebel (an aerated concrete that is kind to the environment) which harnesses an unembellished material purity while maintaining a naturally robust integrity. Celebrating the organic variations that characterise the handcrafted, the Collective’s first edit is rendered with a tangible appeal that is particularly resonant right now.

Pip, Chelsea and James share a common interest in furniture and objects which is further unified by a love of sculptural beauty and classic form. Inspired by the likes of Mario Bellini, Jean Arp and Rodin, their first collection has been hand-carved and hammered by a skilled maker in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Each design is revealed through a process that relies on age-old techniques and basic tools. There is an honesty and integrity that carries through to the finished product and further introduces a palpable artistry to the function the individual pieces come to perform in our homes. In a time when we are all feeling rather untethered, the imperfect ambiance and resolute materiality that underlines Future Collective’s pieces makes them the perfect cornerstone.

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Photography by Jacquie Manning

Two Four Nine Future Collective

Photography by Jacquie Manning

Two Four Nine Future Collective

Photography by Jacquie Manning

Two Four Nine Future Collective

Photography by Jacquie Manning

Two Four Nine Future Collective

Photography by Jacquie Manning

Words by Tiffany Jade + Imagery by Jacquie Manning
www.future-collective.com.au

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