INNATE - JON GOULDER
INNATE by Jon Goulder
Innate is a collection of Australian furniture with an inherent design language – spare, lean and elegant - embracing a sense of refinement through the use of materials with a unique Australian sensibility. This capsule collection of essential pieces for the home includes an armchair, credenza, console, coffee and side tables and is the result of the first collaboration between Adelaide-based furniture designer Jon Goulder, and Sydney design retailer Fiona Lyda.
Rendered in laser cut metals, Adelaide black granite, laminated and moulded saddle leathers and Australian hardwood timbers with uncommon finishes, the collection has an innate Australian sensuality. The mood is enhanced by Jon and Fiona’s common and intuitive desire to allow the materials to remain in their natural and simplest states, constructed and formed with an honest and inventive design aesthetic.
The first range in the collection – “Night” – composes dark finishes of black leather, black powdercoated aluminium, punctuations of brass, finely honed dark stone, and Tasmanian oak and blackwood that acquire their own moody tones through the process of ‘pickling - an application of vinegar darkened by steeped steel wool. The tannins in each native timber react differently to contrast deep blacks with softer smoky taupes.
Innate is a collaboration between two prominent design figures with different perspectives and sensibilities whose ideas merge into a collection of furniture with a refined Australian aesthetic.