Hi! Adrian Lawson, a sustainable design artist based in Sydney, mixed smart design with venetian blinds. Confused? Continue to read and you will understand.
Born in Colonsay, Scotland, Adrian recycled and improvised since it was an intrinsic part of the island living. It set in stone the directions for his future furniture design and building business. When he moved to Australia in 2009 he collected roadside rubbish and started to create.
“Avalon”, his first collection, illustrates his design capacities and imagination! From Avalon Beach, his home based workshop, about the venetian blinds, he says “Once I dismantled some old blinds and studied the components I started wondering what they could be used for and lighting seemed the obvious choice as that’s what they are used for in the first place. The actual design of the shades is based on my interest in architecture particularly sky scrapers such as Harry Seidlers Australia Square which has long narrow vertical columns running its full length.”
Always with a green mind, he advises “When I was removing some old blinds from my house I noticed the good quality of the wood components and it came to my attention Australians throw out a lot of used blinds. It’s important to me because I was brought up in a remote rural area where recycling is normal, so I cannot bear to see such a good quality resource going to waste.”