Iuxta Me (beside me) by Vivienne Wong

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Iuxta Me (beside me) by Vivienne Wong
Vivienne Wong – luxta Me (Beside me) Melbourne, Australia Wood: American cherry Dancer-turned-designer Wong looked at non-verbal communication as the starting point of her project, approaching the task from a personal point of reflection and knowledge. ‘I wanted to translate my previous understanding of how we can connect and communicate,’ she says, and looked to create a piece to nurture strength, intimacy and connection. Invisible physical boundaries and the creation of textures through light formed the basis of the project, which developed into a coffee table featuring interlocking echoed forms, where the functional joinery also became a decorative motif for the piece. Wong chose American cherry because of its grain and colour. ‘It has a beautiful warmth in its pinkish, red hue,’ she says. ‘I felt that supported everything I was trying to put into this piece.’ Her design’s name (using the Latin word for ‘beside’) represents the desire for human connection and closeness that guided the process. www.discovered.global/designers/vivienne-wong/

Iuxta Me (beside me) by Vivienne Wong