Barnacle Couch, 2016
       
     
 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     
 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     
 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     
 Exhibition: Make/Shift, 2016 at Designcraft, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     
Barnacle Couch, 2016
       
     
Barnacle Couch, 2016

heavyweight calico, MDF, polyester wadding, foam

The primary aim of the Barnacle couch is to urge user interaction on a more intimate and playful level, inviting users to daydream and offering temporary distraction and refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

The driving force behind the creation of this couch was a desire to create functional furniture with a strong playful aspect, intended for reducing stress and anxiety levels within users. Through materials choices, forms inspired by nature, and the tactility of the piece, I want the couch to shift the perception of an interior space by altering the feelings people experience when being inside a particular environment, urging users to reflect on the emotions expressed when we feel a sense of belonging or attachment to an object or place.

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Exhibition: Make/Shift, 2016 at Designcraft, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     

Exhibition: Make/Shift, 2016 at Designcraft, Canberra

Photo by Saini Copp