Axolotl collaborated with eight internationally recognised artists in an exciting new venture initiated by Adam Cornish and Marcus Piper. While Cornish is well known as a multidisciplinary designer designing for the likes of Alessi, Piper is a digital craftsperson working across varied creative disciplines.

An independent initiative by Cornish and Piper, The Easel Project champions authentic design by bringing together eight globally renowned artists and translating their creative concepts into a physical object in collaboration with Axolotl.

Axolotl offered up their extensive palette of processes and materials, as well as their expertise in art creation. While the artists were briefed to push their boundaries, the project presented an opportunity for Axolotl to test its own boundaries as they worked together to test processes and produce samples prior to production.

Each Easel will be available in a limited edition of eight and comes signed by the artist with a certificate of authenticity. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Authentic Design Alliance to foster the ongoing development of innovation and leadership within the Australian design community.

The Easel Project will launch its first functional artwork collection in Melbourne at Denfair, 20-22 June 2019. The event will include a speaker series with the artists as well as Axolotl’s design director, Emmaline Cox.

Photography: Tim Robinson