Living in Southeast Asia has given me the fantastic opportunity to learn more about furniture designers on this side of the planet. My new favorite furniture company hails from Melbourne, Australia, and artfully blends form, function and humor.
Life Space Journey is a collaboration between two brothers, Justin and Glenn Lamont. This multi-talented team not only designs furniture; they consult on interior design projects, construction developments and create major paintings. They share a passion for urban development and are interested in redefining the urban dwelling space. Through their various developments they consult on creating responsible footprints and being ecologically sound.
Their range of seating, lighting, tables and objects are modern and functional but with a bit of amusement and whimsey - an interesting combination. Some pieces are sculptural and mathematical, posing the question: "is it art or is it furniture?" This love of creation stemmed from growing up on a farm with an creative, inventive father who made tools and supplies accessible to the two boys. There is a great sense of humor and joy from their furniture collection and a tactile quality that makes the user want to engage with the pieces. Their bespoke furniture designs are locally crafted and use upcycled and locally sourced wood.
Currently their products may be seen at their Melbourne studio and ordered by contacting Life Space Journey directly .
Image credit: Giang Do for Life Space Journey