Obelisk angular sofas by Ross Didier
The stunning and iconic Obelisk encompasses the modernist ideal that form follows function but with a distinctively “futurist slant”.
Currently licensed and manufactured by Allermuir Ltd UK, every element of Obelisk’s design serves as an engineering function and this in turn dictates its aesthetic.
Angled leg fabrications and boxed arms support two triangular structures that create the seat and backrest, whilst the two triangular legs are simply attached by concealed bolts to allow convenient assembly and disassembly for freight.
Materials: solid hardwood timber, laminated ply board, polyurethane foam, webbing, steel plate, polished chromium plated.
Ross Didier was born in Melbourne, Australia 1970. After completing a higher education certificate of Art and Design at TAFE, he then studied both B.A. Fine Art Sculpture and Industrial Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).
Have been working as an installation artist, and later in set construction for theatre and television in London, Didier returned to his native Australia to setup the Melbourne based practice Origin Didier in 2000.
Gaining success in custom designed interior products for architectural projects in Australia and internationally. With this background it was inevitable Ross would develop his own designs which have been widely exhibited at leading design exhibitions including Milan Internazionale Salone del Mobile, Designmai Festival (Berlin), 100% Design (London), Orgatec (Köln), Singapore Furniture Fair and ICFF (New York).
Didier’s work has been featured in many publications including Wallpaper (UK), Casamica (Italy), Vogue Living (Australia), House Traders (Portugal), Pol Oxygen (Australia) as well as the book ‘New Home Furniture Design’ (Monsa, Spain). Ross’s designs are currently manufactured by Allermuir UK, Tonon Italy and in Australia by both Corporate Culture and OriginDidier.
He is the recipient of prestigious design awards most namely an Australian ‘IDEA Award’, been awarded a prestigious ‘Australian Design Mark’, as well as gaining a special mention in Milan’s ‘Young e Design Competition’.
Internationally Ross’s designs have been installed in projects specified for Microsoft Hong Kong, Nintendo H.Q Australia, AMP, Hewlett Packard, National Australia Bank, Westpac, Optus, MYOB, Telstra, the Australian Defence Force Offices and Denver Art Museum USA.
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