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In With the Uusi…….

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So……we’ve been to Scandinavia and back, and have been working pretty hard on realizing the five million designs we generated as part of our three month residency at HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Residency Program) on beautiful Suomenlinna Island, Finland. First out the gate will be our craft and design version (1.0) of the domestic mini greenhouse made for the touring exhibition Glass: Art, Design, Architecture Design opening at the JamFactory Adelaide on February 13th, 2015. A complete environment for seedlings and small plants, it maximizes water economy ( a pressing sustainability issue in South Australia) by capturing its own rainwater and recycling run off fluid and nutrients as well as vapors given off in plant transpiration. It is by far our largest and most complex undertaking to date. Just a few initial snapshots of the work coming together…. I’ll be adding to it as the deadline draws nearer.

In the coming months we’ll be unloading a range of new works inspired by our time in the Nordic countries including kitchen containers, table and pendant lights, ladles, a dishrack, laundry systems, and many other domestic handmade-in-Adelaide type items. Kippis!

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Illumini Glass Design is a new collaberative design effort from emerging Australian artists Karen Cunningham and Mandi King.

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