05 Apr 2023
A distinctly Australian combination of laid-back cool and casual sophistication underpins the ‘Refract’ collection, a new capsule of furniture created by surfboard and fashion designer, Hayden Cox, with SP01.
Comprising a console, side table, coffee table and resin sculpture surfboard, the launch collection of resin pieces was handcrafted in Sydney and will be available exclusively via Space Furniture and Haydenshapes.com.
A blend of delicate craftsmanship and lineal minimalism, it’s the distinct materiality that plays the leading role in shape, opacity and colour selection in the collection’s design.
With a hand feel of stone and a visual likeness to glass, the internal catalyst textures of resin allow light to shift and refract - like sun through seawater. The stacked lineal shapes that form the table bases take design cues from a wave set. The slabs each glowing at the tip and deepening in colour as each prism expands.
“The design process was an exploration of the relationship between the material and light,” says Cox. “Working with intersected forms and shapes of varying thickness and transparency, each piece has been designed to uniquely interact with its space - ever changing its hue over the day and viewpoint.”
“I'm honoured to work with the team at SP01 and Space Furniture, a like-minded Australian brand built around design and craftsmanship.”
Group CEO of Space, Poliform and SP01, Leighton Clarke, said that Hayden’s style and design sensibility embodied the brand’s own ethos of relaxed but considered living.
"The collaboration with Hayden felt very natural. We are both Australian brands working with a global perspective. From the first meeting, there was an incredible synergy on the creative direction for this project, which stems from a shared spirit of curiosity, openness to new ideas and a total commitment to quality, plus the energy the team brings is always inspiring" said Clarke.
No stranger to the innovative application of resin, Hayden has previously partnered on collaborative works with Award Winning Interior Designer Blainey North, high profile New York contemporary Artist Daniel Arsham and most recently with Akin Atelier for The Art Gallery of NSW ‘Sydney Modern’ project Gallery Shop which opened on Dec 3rd.