Having exhibited in 2012 and 2013 in Melbourne, Groupwork have produced a very special project for Milan Design Week 2014, having been invited by curator Sarah King to participate in 'The Other Hemisphere'. The Other Hemisphere surveys contemporary design from Australia and New Zealand, this year the work is based around the theme Simplify.
The project team for TOH2014 includes Melbourne architect Murray Barker, artist Esther Stewart and Groupwork director and interior architect Sarah Trotter.
The team have produced an exceptionally beautiful collection of bathroom accessories, rethinking and simplifying basic bathroom objects such as toilet roll holders and towel rails, toothbrush holders and shower shelves.
The result is collection of objects that are exceptionally easy to install, to use and to modify.
003 Simplify Bathroom Set Towel Rail with (L to R):
Oak Block Bluestone Block Oak Block with Toothbriush Holder Vessel
003.02 The Rail: The rail is a solid brass rod, with two small incisions so they can securely fix to the bracket. These can be at many lengths in order for the system to suit your specific needs. The rail creates beautiful shadows with its geometry. Exhibited in Milan are solid brass and powder-coated satin black.
003.04 The Vessel: A variation on the block, the vessel can hold your jewels, pins, cufflinks or floss. This is a very special accessory, as when the lid is changed to resin it also can become a light. The light is currently being exhibited in the set at Milan Design Week.
003.03 The Bracket: The bracket fixes easily and elegantly into your wall. Perfectly dimensioned to sit right into the structure behind your wall cladding. The secret to the bracket is the little pin that sits into the diamond cut out. This secures the rail to the bracket, but you can easily add new Blocks or pieces as you wish. As it is not completely fixed, you can change your orientation/add accessories when you need to!
003.01 The Block: The block was designed to be not only useful in all orientations (thanks to the geometry of the rail) but to be made out of various materials. Exhibited in Milan we have bluestone and oak blocks. They can be lined up to create one long shelf, the water can run off the ridged surface easily and they make a splendid toothbrush holder or rack with a special brass accessory inserted into the ridge.