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Eugenie Kawabata

Eugenie Kawabata is a Melbourne designer maker based at the Abbotsford Convent. Her passion is in art and design.

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.

Her  small range of products are all handmade in Melbourne. Her signature process of using recycled glass and resin is then hand cast and incorporated into her Fold, Stack and Flocked collections. The processes used ensure each piece is unique. Eugenie is committed to reimagining materials to create timeless and enduring sustainable solutions.

Please contact Storehouse to discuss our Eugenie Kawabata pieces.

  Yakka Vessel Collection    Yakka  was launched as part of Melbourne Design week 2018.  Each  Yakka  vessel blurrs the line between art and design. The vessels are functional but are sculptural one-off pieces.   The Yakka Story  Drawing on Kawabata’s childhood memories of the Australian bush, Yakka is named for the endemic xanthorrhoea – commonly known as yakka or grass tree.  This decorative collection of vessels mimic the playfulness of the plant’s distinctive form along with the vivid colours of regrowth generated by bush fire.  While the vessel’s charred timber bases are uniform, each sprouting, knobbly top is idiosyncratic and unique, a lushly sensual reminder of xanthorrhoea’s transcendent response to the trauma of fire and its resilience in the face of ongoing adversity.   Yakka  examines our ongoing relationship to the environment, both natural and manipulated, along with the tensions created through the juxtaposition of uniformity and individuality.   Materials   Resin and charred timber   Size  Small timber vessel: height 150mm, Diameter 105mm Small top: Various heights, maximum height 150mm  Large timber vessel: height 220mm, Diameter 145mm Large top: Various heights, maximum height 400mm   Price   Small: $1450  Large: $1750

Yakka Vessel Collection

Yakka was launched as part of Melbourne Design week 2018.

Each Yakka vessel blurrs the line between art and design. The vessels are functional but are sculptural one-off pieces.

The Yakka Story
Drawing on Kawabata’s childhood memories of the Australian bush, Yakka is named for the endemic xanthorrhoea – commonly known as yakka or grass tree.

This decorative collection of vessels mimic the playfulness of the plant’s distinctive form along with the vivid colours of regrowth generated by bush fire.

While the vessel’s charred timber bases are uniform, each sprouting, knobbly top is idiosyncratic and unique, a lushly sensual reminder of xanthorrhoea’s transcendent response to the trauma of fire and its resilience in the face of ongoing adversity.

Yakka examines our ongoing relationship to the environment, both natural and manipulated, along with the tensions created through the juxtaposition of uniformity and individuality.

Materials
Resin and charred timber

Size
Small timber vessel: height 150mm, Diameter 105mm
Small top: Various heights, maximum height 150mm

Large timber vessel: height 220mm, Diameter 145mm
Large top: Various heights, maximum height 400mm

Price

Small: $1450

Large: $1750

  Flocked    Flocked  wall hooks reinterpret the retro flying duck for contemporary living.  Using recycled glass, these beautifully handcrafted hooks make a gorgeous wall piece. The hand casting process ensures that each is truely unique. They offer a space saving-solution for hanging coats and bags in both a domestic and commercial context.  They are excellent for hanging towels in the bathroom and can be easily unclipped and removed from the wall for cleaning.  They are sold as a set which contains a family of three - small, medium and large.   Colours  Forest Green Blood Orange Blue Moon Lime   Price  $330 for set of three

Flocked

Flocked wall hooks reinterpret the retro flying duck for contemporary living.

Using recycled glass, these beautifully handcrafted hooks make a gorgeous wall piece. The hand casting process ensures that each is truely unique. They offer a space saving-solution for hanging coats and bags in both a domestic and commercial context.

They are excellent for hanging towels in the bathroom and can be easily unclipped and removed from the wall for cleaning.

They are sold as a set which contains a family of three - small, medium and large.

Colours
Forest Green
Blood Orange
Blue Moon
Lime

Price
$330 for set of three

  Fold    Fold  is a collection of beautifully hand crafted side-tables, designed and made in Melbourne. They are ideal for small and large scale contemporary interior spaces and offer a truly unique, artisanal experience.   Fold the Story   Fold  was designed to address the issues of sustainability and longevity in a time of aesthetic homogeneity, dire disposability and ubiquitous fakes.  Fold Unlimited is a collection of timber side tables with solid brass or steel legs. The legs are hand crafted and designed with the end of life cycle integral to the design. They fold flat for function and usability in small spaces and add a stunningly rich and warm feel to any room, creating a truly refined statement in any space.  The American walnut, and ebony finished tops used in  Fold  create a luxuriously subtle texture to any room.   Material Top  Solid American Walnut with natural oil finish Solid Timber - Various with a satin ebony finish   Material Legs  Solid brass, brushed finish Solid steel, matt black finish   Dimensions  Height 450mm Width 475mm Depth 475mm   Process  Hand cast tops and hand crafted legs.   Price  $1400.00

Fold

Fold is a collection of beautifully hand crafted side-tables, designed and made in Melbourne. They are ideal for small and large scale contemporary interior spaces and offer a truly unique, artisanal experience.

Fold the Story
Fold was designed to address the issues of sustainability and longevity in a time of aesthetic homogeneity, dire disposability and ubiquitous fakes.

Fold Unlimited is a collection of timber side tables with solid brass or steel legs. The legs are hand crafted and designed with the end of life cycle integral to the design. They fold flat for function and usability in small spaces and add a stunningly rich and warm feel to any room, creating a truly refined statement in any space.

The American walnut, and ebony finished tops used in Fold create a luxuriously subtle texture to any room.

Material Top
Solid American Walnut with natural oil finish
Solid Timber - Various with a satin ebony finish

Material Legs
Solid brass, brushed finish
Solid steel, matt black finish

Dimensions
Height 450mm Width 475mm Depth 475mm

Process
Hand cast tops and hand crafted legs.

Price
$1400.00

  Fold    Fold  Limited is a collection of beautifully hand crafted side-tables, designed and made in Melbourne. There are one-off pieces in this collection. They are ideal for small and large scale contemporary interior spaces and offer a truly unique, artisanal experience.   Fold the Story   Fold  was originally designed to address the issues of sustainability and longevity in a time of aesthetic homogeneity, dire disposability and ubiquitous fakes.   Fold  incorporates recycled glass, up-cycling a waste product and creating an artisanal piece of which the material would otherwise be destined for landfill.  Each top is individually cast and finished. The legs are hand crafted and designed with the end of life cycle integral to the design. They fold flat for function and usability in small spaces and add a stunning pop of colour creating a truly refined statement in any space.  The colours and materials used in  Fold  create a luxuriously subtle, shifting luminosity and add texture to a room.   Material Top  Recycled glass and resin: Colours - Mottled Teal, Blood Orange, Lime, Blue Moon or Smokey Black   Material Legs  Solid brass, brushed finish   Dimensions  Height 450mm Width 475mm Depth 475mm  Karijini Twilight,  Height 450mm Width 900mm Depth 475mm   Process  Hand cast tops and hand crafted legs.   Price  $1670.00

Fold

Fold Limited is a collection of beautifully hand crafted side-tables, designed and made in Melbourne. There are one-off pieces in this collection. They are ideal for small and large scale contemporary interior spaces and offer a truly unique, artisanal experience.

Fold the Story
Fold was originally designed to address the issues of sustainability and longevity in a time of aesthetic homogeneity, dire disposability and ubiquitous fakes.

Fold incorporates recycled glass, up-cycling a waste product and creating an artisanal piece of which the material would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Each top is individually cast and finished. The legs are hand crafted and designed with the end of life cycle integral to the design. They fold flat for function and usability in small spaces and add a stunning pop of colour creating a truly refined statement in any space.

The colours and materials used in Fold create a luxuriously subtle, shifting luminosity and add texture to a room.

Material Top
Recycled glass and resin:
Colours - Mottled Teal, Blood Orange, Lime, Blue Moon or Smokey Black

Material Legs
Solid brass, brushed finish

Dimensions
Height 450mm Width 475mm Depth 475mm
Karijini Twilight, Height 450mm Width 900mm Depth 475mm

Process
Hand cast tops and hand crafted legs.

Price
$1670.00

 Blue Moon

Blue Moon

 Smokey Black

Smokey Black

 Mottled Teal

Mottled Teal

 Blood Orange

Blood Orange