MICHAEL TRAVALIA, SET OF 3 VESSELS, 1999
HUON PINE VENEER, MYRTLE VENEER, PLYWOOD
85(H) x 510(W) x 190(D) mm
This pod of 3 vessels was created by bending, folding and pleating sheets of Myrtle and Huon Pine veneer into gently curving fishlike forms. The symmetrical shape of each vessel inter-relates with the next, creating a pattern and allowing for a series of configurations ranging from the purely sculptural to functional.
Upon receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture) from the University of Tasmania in 1996, Michael established a design practice, ALIAN, in association with an architecture graduate, a fashion designer and a graphic designer. In their work, the group explored the connections and crossovers between the different design disciplines. Michael now lives in Melbourne and works as a design consultant. His design practice focuses on the use of computer technologies to push the process of design and production away from the traditional one-off to a virtual process of prototyping and mass production.
Born: 1974, Hobart
Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture), University of Tasmania, 1996