Design Tasmania
Corner of Brisbane and Tamar streets
Launceston, 7250
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Variable Coupling

Pippa Dickson

Huon Pine, Lacquer, Aluminium
430mm(h) x 2450mm(w) x 600mm(d)
Made by David Roberts

While researching notions of liminal space (zones of social reality) and transit areas, Pippa became fascinated with pioneering aircraft and the early transportation history in Tasmania. The form of the Variable Coupling bench seat was inspired by the dynamism of early flying boats that landed on the Derwent River. In plan view the ‘x’ represents the apparent stasis of the spinning propeller blade and in elevation the curve reflects the wave generated as the craft lands.