THE LIVING SET

CHALIT KONGSUWAN (NUM), THE LIVING SET, 2008

BLACKWOOD VENEER, THAI HYACINTH WOVEN MATTING, STAINLESS STEEL
CHAIR 660(H) x 1300(W) x 700(D) mm & DAYBED 640(H) x 2010(W) x 710(D) mm

THE WORK

The Living Set creates a link between Thai and Tasmanian culture through use of material and by merging traditional oriental and occidental seating. Kongsuwan presents a number of contrasts in the set, including: movement and static, mechanical production and handcraftsmanship, heaviness and lightness and dark and light colours.

THE DESIGNER

Born in Thailand, Kongsuwan completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Product Design) at Rangsit University, Phathumthani in 1997. He worked as a product designer in Thailand for seven years before moving to Tasmania where in 2012 he completed a PHD in Fine Art (Furniture) at the University of Tasmania. He has received a number of awards and scholarships for furniture design and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Born: 1968, Thailand

Training: Rangsit University, 1994; TAFE Metal Trades, TAFE Tasmania, 2007; PHD Fine Art (Furniture), University of Tasmania, 2012.

Represented: Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston