I received an email the other day from the lovely Carmel of Feed the Dog fame, telling me about a fabulous find... the winner of the Design NSW's Travelling Scholarship, Liesl Hazelton. Have you seen this incredible work yet? It is just so inspiring and innovative. All of her pieces are crafted reusing and recycling cabling and wires from e-waste sites / computer graveyards. It was while studying in Germany that Hazelton came upon the idea to fashion her first piece, the cable couch, just in time for the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year. From Germany, she moved to Amsterdam and began making jewellery, experimenting with the cables and wires to form finely moulded brooches and rings. Hazelton is back in Australia now planning her next inspirational travels to Korea with her prize winnings. She has a gallery representing her work in Antwerp. You can read about Liesl Hazelton and her work here. Also, there's a fabulous Design Federation interview with her here.
Thanks Carmel for the tip off! (If you haven't already seen Carmel's fabulous art works, you really should have a peek at her site and shop!)
The Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship is presented by the Powerhouse Museum and Arts NSW in partnership with the British Council.