The latest from our local Byron Bay and leading Australian designer, comes a beautiful functional lighting range taking cues from mid-century design, art deco and modernist movements.
For a lot of designers, nature provides a playground of inspiration. The colours and textures of the earth provide endless ways to cultivate new ideas for objects or spaces and
Coco Reynolds latest range Terra draws on this concept. As the name suggests, Terra utilises natural raw materials sourced from the Earth. Handmade clay ceramic shades and combinations of hand-turned timber elements are assembled to create a versatile selection of pendants, ceiling and wall fixtures.
“Each slip cast component is infused with subtle variations inherent in the handmade and made permanent in the firing.”
Warm to the touch and warm to the eye, the timber components incorporated in a selection of fittings in the range are hand turned from FSC certified Walnut or Oak.
The lighting offering reflects passion for working with elemental materials and for marrying craft practice with the industrial process. Enamoured with the design and architecture movements of the 50s and 60s, these designs interpret a contemporary aesthetic that favours natural materials and a love for simple, yet beautiful silhouettes.
The original designs are developed and assembled in the Hinterland studio with processes that nurture the respect for natural materials and traditional manufacturing techniques. Premium components are sourced from local and international creatives who specialise in timber, metal, ceramics and glass blowing to produce these unique pieces to ensure functionality and quality, combined with a commitment to producing timeless yet contemporary pieces that live and grow with you.
The range employs two key processes; slip casting and woodturning.
Slip casting is used in ceramics as a way to mass produce a unique shape. A mould is created and liquid clay is poured into the mould and around the mould walls. Once the clay sets it turns into what’s known as greenware which is shaped, but unfinished ceramic. From here, the piece is decorated with glaze or coloured. After all this, the piece is fired as many times as desired to get a perfect look.
Woodturning uses a tool called a lathe, which is a machine that allows the wood to be turned on its axis and processed at a high RPM (revolutions per minute). While traditional wood-working requires the wood to stand still while the cutting tool does the work, with hand-turning, the wood is moving while the cutter stands still. This creates a more precise, symmetrical and artisanal result.
Each Terra light is assembled, individually checked and packed in the Hinterland studio using fittings in either bright brass or blackened brass and specifically designed electrical componentry.
Through these handmade processes, each light fittings is rich in origin and unique in form.
It’s more important than ever to work on sustainability and lasting design, and we can assure you these are guilt free purchases. Check out these exclusive à la mode native inspired designs that inherent qualities of the natural materials featured in each product, such as grain, texture or finish.