We were first-timers this weekend at Dwell on Design. Clearly this conference already has quite a following, because it was packed all three days. Tournesol Siteworks partner Street and Garden Furniture exhibited as part of an Australian design collaborative called Quench Design. Although it was their first experience here, too, the booth was jammed with visitors throughout the weekend. The fantastic designs drew the attention of the judges, who awarded Quench (as a group) “Best Booth in Show” award. Quench Design is sponsored by the Queensland Government, who underwrote the travel expenses for the trip.
Street and Garden presented a brand new planter bench concept called “Flow” at the show. We received the design just 3 weeks before the show, but were able to get it fabricated in time to exhibit. The design is great, the response was exactly what we hoped for.
Once we get the bench back to Hayward we’ll put the finishing touches on it, and get it photographed for the website. Below the designer and principal at Street and Garden, David Shaw.
David was joined at Quench Design by two of his talented designers, Surya Graf (with David below right), and Bjorn Rust. See their websites to check out their own innovative designs. Surya is responsible for the Northlakes Collection of benches available from Tournesol Siteworks.
The designer of our popular TWIG bench, Alexander Lotersztain, also took part in the exhibition with Quench. His cool “Solitaire” desks are shown below. He told us about two new additions to the TWIG – the backed bench, as well as a TWIG planter. We’ll be offering both soon. Alexander is principal of Derlot Editions, which has recently completed an amazing lighting system/art work for a Brisbane skyscraper.
Alexander is on the right below, shown with Jason Bird of Luxxbox. Jason, an Aussie that spent a considerable amount of time in our Bay Area, is now back at home creating consumer products and working with architects on creative interiors.
One of Luxxbox’s most asked-about products at the show was “Watch Out”, the urban-style lights shown hanging below. If you stuck around the booth very long, you found yourself answering questions about the lights.
The boys at Quench Design put on quite a show. They were so pleased by the enthusiastic response to their designs that they are planning on returning to Dwell on Design again next year, with a bigger booth and even more designs.