Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Age: 36 (Mitchell) and 32 (Andy).
Occupation: Landscape architect/designer (Michell). Designer/gallerist (Andy).
Hometown: Heathcote, Australia (Mitchell). Toowoomba, Australia (Andy).
Studio location: Melbourne.
Describe what you make: Brutalist, sometimes primitive objects.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Głaz Chairs for Melbourne Design Fair.
Describe the problem your work solves: It probably caused more problems than solutions to modern living. I guess it solves the issue of things blowing over in the wind, that’s for sure.
Describe the project you are working on now: It’s a love language to each other. It’s a recognition of the multi-layered nature of our relationship. It’s kinship.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: In conjunction with Brud Studia we also own and run a gallery, Oigåll Projects, that offers up conceptual bodies of work from both local and international artists. We have a body of work coming in August by the painter Anthony Stephens that we’re working collaboratively on and we’re very excited about.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Sandpaper and vodka.
What you do when you’re not working: Sleep (Mitchell). Read (Andy).
Sources of creative envy: Anyone who can sew beautifully, or any Gen Z wiz kid who has the patience to learn how to do things off YouTube.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Scrolling on phones.
Concrete or marble? Concrete (Mitchell). Marble (Andy).
High-rise or townhouse? High-rise conceptually. Shared infrastructure and the spaces it creates is very inspiring to us.
Remember or forget? Forget (Mitchell). Remember, I’m an elephant (Andy).
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Dark.