We are thrilled to be a part of Design Tasmania's "The Form That Follows" Exhibition presenting the DL Collection designed by Dion Lee, Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis. The exhibition includes pieces from the collaboration, original prototypes and process work as well as a special retrospective showcase of both practices.
The exhibition, curated by Design Tasmania executive director Claire Beale, is on until 15th August 2019 at Design Tasmania, Launceston. Photography by Emily Dimozantos.
The DL Collection
DL is an interdisciplinary collaboration that merges fashion and industrial design principles. The range is designed by Australian fashion designer Dion Lee and DBT co-founders/industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis.
Taking inspiration from Dion Lee’s signature weaving techniques and combining the timeless construction found in GibsonKarlo pieces, the DL Lounge Chair and Bench combines organic materials and angular silhouettes with the use of Italian saddle leather tensioned over a steel frame.
SEE DL RANGE
Supporting the collaborative exhibition in the gallery foyer are signature pieces by DesignByThem founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovastis from the last 12 years. Sarah and Nick established DesignByThem in 2007 after graduating as Industrial Designers at the University of Technology Sydney. As co-directors, the two design products for DesignBythem and have grown the company to include a curated collection of furniture, accessories and lighting from a stellar cohort of Australian designers.
Now forming their own practice, GibsonKarlo, the designers continue to produce furniture and objects as well as be prominent advocates for the Australian design community.
Design Tasmania’s seasonal exhibition program comprises of design projects that provoke discussion, stimulate thinking and educate designers and the wider community. "The Form That Follows", presenting the DL Collection – launched in Milan earlier this year – celebrates the dynamic processes of collaboration in design.