About Eugenie Kawabata
Eugenie Kawabata is an independent, Melbourne based maker designer. Her practice is informed by an interest in design’s transformation of materiality and how this affects the way we engage with objects. Her practice also focuses on the hands-on experience, the act of designing through making.
Eugenie offers beautifully crafted, adaptable pieces that are ideal for small contemporary urban spaces, which give a truly unique and artisanal experience.
Forms of simplicity and elegance echo artisan practices of the past. Eugenie seeks to blur the line between art and design, while embracing an ethos of sustainability.
Last year Eugenie launched her collection of decorative one-off vessels Yakka; and a new addition to the Fold collection - Karijini Twilight at Melbourne Design Week 2018.
As part of this year’s Melbourne design week, Eugenie teams up with a Photographer/Director and a Composer to present an installation of her new works ‘Liminal’. The exhibition opens on the 18 -24 March. It’s open daily from 10am-5pm, located at The grey Area, 2-4 Mason St, Collingwood 3065. Some of Eugenie’s other designs will be on display and will be available for sale and on order.
Eugenie has developed her own signature processes of making, ensuring each of her pieces are unique. Eugenie demonstrates through her collections a commitment to reimagining materials and form, sustainable production and enduring, timeless design.
Eugenie offers a commissioned design service. This includes bespoke objects, furniture and lighting pieces. Please get in touch if you have a project in mind.
Eugenie with some of her Yakka Collection and her Flocked Wall Hooks
Eugenie with Fold Side Table in Lime