BRENDAN SHARPE, LOW TWIST ENTERTAINMENT UNIT, 2006
MYRTLE VENEER, ALUMINIUM, MDF
870(H) x 1500(W) x 450(D) mm
“This entertainment unit is simple in its design, comprising three boxes, castors and pivot points. It is not static and it can be moved and swivelled into a variety of arrangements to suit any interior space, becoming a new piece of furniture with every twist and turn… I choose materials according to my relationship with a place. Through the use of Tasmanian timber, I locate myself and my work both physically and spiritually within my island home.”
Brendan designs and makes contemporary furniture from his studio in the historic Georgian township of Richmond, Tasmania. His work is elegant and practical, using fine local timber as a key material and combining sensuous curves with distinctive details. Tasmanian-born of Scottish and Irish parents, Sharpe has chosen the island’s relaxed lifestyle after a decade in London. He draws his inspiration from this experience, as well as his heritage and the grand natural beauty of his surroundings.
“I believe that furniture has a spiritual, as well as a functional role to play in our lives.”
Born: 1959, Tasmania
Training: London School of Furniture, 1990; Bachelor of Fine Art (Furniture), University of Tasmania, 1997