Does the name Henry Pilcher ring a bell for you? If not, it will soon for sure.
Henry Pilcher is a 26 years old designer who is making waves in the furniture industry. A graduate of the Australian National University he has won multiple design awards and accolades for his innovative designs.
His signature piece is the Block 2 Lamp:
For me, this piece is the perfect mix of industrial, organic and geometric shapes, creating a great aesthetic. The shape creates a lighting sculpture and its multifunctional use as both a pendant or table lamp is very playful.
“I love to design without boundaries for the user, meaning I love using raw materials. I would almost call it paring back all the waste and just leaving a minimal object, which leaves it open for anyone.” Henry Pilcher , The Australian.
The perfect illustration of this is also Pilcher’s SECEDE desk:
Behind the simple lines and the raw materials, the functional needs of a desk are all present in this design – adequate shelving, storage and a footrest. It would be as great to work on as it is to look at.
Pilcher’s clean aesthetic and functional understanding of design can be seen in a variety of his work – a selection of which is pictured below.
It’s young exciting designers like Henry Pilcher that make me really excited about furniture design in Australia. I look forward to sharing others as I discover them!
Until then, Au Revoir