Wes Anderson-inspired lounge series by Tom Fereday
Tom Fereday, an Australian industrial designer got inspiration from a slightly unexpected field: film, or more precisely, a specific film director. There is no doubt that Wes Anderson’s oeuvre is extremely appealing at a visual level, no wonder that the director himself is involved in design matters, remember his cafe for Fondazione Prada in Milan. Now, Fereday took the essentially Wes Anderson aesthetics of pastel, vintagey softness, and translated it into a surprisingly minimalist, modern, restricted form.
His Wes lounge series demonstrates excellent Australian craftsmanship, which he married with a minimal, cleaned-up design language. The ‘Wes’ character is present more in the soft ambiance of the finished pieces, which is mostly due to that the upholstery features no visible seams from either angle. After a year-long development process, he worked out a craft method, based on Australian techniques, that sculpts and manipulates the textile to the frame by hand.
Following the soft Wes aesthetic, and the strive for the highest quality, the frame is made entirely by eco plywood, with the added ash legs, while the cloth is also from natural fibres. Fereday’s collection will be on display in Milano this spring, in the frame of the “Local design” exhibition featuring works by 12 Australian designers.
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