Comprised of pedestal and planter, these cylindrical forms are designed with minimal design language to allow the solid Elba stone to be the focus. The full structure of the stone’s grain is visible from all angles — you can see it running an entire 360-degree revolution. Resting on top of the pedestal, the planter removes any visual impairment between the stone and its plant inhabitant.
Melbourne based designer Dale Hardiman is the co-founder of furniture and object brand Dowel Jones and collaborative project Friends & Associates. Hardiman has also previously worked as 1-OK CLUB and LAB DE STU.
Dale’s practice simultaneously focuses on items of mass-production for Dowel Jones, and singular works under his own name that focus on more conceptual ideas. Hardiman’s theoretical enquiry into design explores the localisation of the production of objects and is manifested in his chosen materials and overall practice.
Hardiman works across various fields including furniture, lighting and accessory design, event and exhibition design, curation, art direction and branding, along with being regularly invited as a speaker.