Smarter Design — Empowering Business
Monolith was an exhibition for three independent makers and artists held at Melbourne’s Modern Times furniture store and gallery space. James Howe, a furniture designer. Ebony Heidenreich, a ceramicist, both ex associates at the coveted Jam Factory. As well as Steven Clark, a stone sculptor of Melbourne-based furniture and art brand, Den-Holm each exhibited pieces. Curated by James Howe, MONOLITH invited you to consider why we are so quick to sacrifice and demolish history and beauty for the sake of efficiency.
Each artist has harnessed their own field of expertise to create a unique table with ties to ancient building traditions. The resulting pieces are a celebration of weight, permanence and the beauty inherent in the fruits of human toil.
The creative direction and outcome revolved around a cobblestone, one that existed for hundreds of years. Hand crafted, beautifully aged with an earthy patina. This cobblestone was a symbolic metaphor that perfectly represented the narrative of the exhibition.