Banksia Light launch
As part of Art Month Sydney 2013, The Fortynine Studio hosted an installation to launch Ben Elbourne’s new range of powder coated Banksia Lights.The studio was transformed for one night into a magical and imaginative landscape of light, shade, pattern, colour and native flora. Visitors were invited to walk through the space at dusk, surrounded by over 200 individual native plants they immersed themselves in the scent, sounds and textures of the Australian bush.
Banskia Lights were incorporated into the landscape, juxtaposed against the flora, showing their inspiration and playful interpretation of the Banksia flower.A graphic mural painted on one wall shifted the mood, highlighting the pattern of light and shadow the lights can create.A brightly lit information room allowed visitors to step outside the installation, view the lights in their various sizes and colours, and collect relevant information about their availability and specification.The installation was curated and designed by studio members Lauren Austin, Ben Elbourne, Sarah Spackman, Carly Vickers and Harriet Watts.
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Special thanks to Cheryl Hajje and Kenthurst Nursery for supplying all the spectacular native plants.
Second image courtesy Jamie Williams Photography. All other images © The Fortynine Studio 2013