As part of the London Design Festival, CONTEMPORIST visited the 100% Design show, where Melbourne, Australia-based furniture designer Felicity Dessewffy was exhibiting her latest work.

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Product descriptions

Taper Stools
Dessewffy created a seating and table collection inspired by the fine tapered profile; the deceptively simple tapered form creating an elegant sculptural quality while providing comfort to the user. Dessewffy sought to engage people with these everyday pieces by creating a form that people cannot help but touch, running their hands over the curves. The combination of steel and timber pieces in the collection further explores the tapered profile and the impact of material on this form. Expressing the taper form through timber as well as steel highlights the structural and aesthetic properties of each material, reinforcing both their similarities and differences. The first pieces in the collection are the Taper Bar and Low Stools, in combinations of steel and timber. The Taper Collection will expand to include chairs and tables for both indoor and outdoor settings.

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Sliding Collection
Dessewffy sought to create storage units whose static appearance disguised their morphing nature. Aspects and design features are incorporated that only become visible on second or third viewing/use and upon interaction the movement and flow of the piece is revealed. The pieces are designed to adapt to suit the changing requirements of the individual and these are reflected in the resultant forms. The first piece of the collection is Sliding Drawers, a modular drawer and shelving unit. The Sliding collection will expand to include desks, bedside tables and credenzas.

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Design: Dessewffy

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