Brodie Neill’s designs boast exquisite curves
This is a success story of an Aussie artist who’s brilliant pieces have gained him world-wide recognition. Tasmanian born Brodie Neill gained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art at the University of Tasmania.
That was followed by a masters degree in the United States at the Rhode Island School of Design. He used his digital skills to come up with some of the most sought after pieces of furniture in the new century. He lives and works in London to feed his need for sensory input.
His Morphie light (2006) for Italian manufacturer Kundalini gave him his first big commercial break, and the “e-turn” bench followed in 2007.
His ‘Pop’ table, pictured below, is one of my personal favourites.
As well as his commercial work, he produces pieces that are sold in limited editions though The Apartment Gallery.
The Remix chaise longue mixes assorted thicknesses and types of plywood with plastics and then laminates and sandwiches the materials into the most curvaceous organic form. He has made six and will only ever produce 10. Already, they are traded as collector’s items.
Neill was once sought out by Alexander McQueen’s office to provided furniture for a New York show, and in 2008 his aluminium @ Chair was included in Time magazine’s Top 100 Designs of the year. The boy from Tassie is showing the world what he can do.
Yours in design,