Slow Design Movement Furniture
Western Australia, 2018
Embracing the Slow Design Movement, Kwokka (via production division: Urban Fuzz) designed furniture prototypes utilising building material waste, primarily plywood and recycled jarrah. Using only locally sourced or cast-off materials wherever possible, a range of small, multi-use furniture items have been developed and launched in the retails space.
Slow Design, much like its gastronomic predecessor, is all about pulling back on the reins and taking time to do things well, do them responsibly, and do them in a way that allows the designer, the artisan and the end user to derive pleasure from it. Just like Slow Food, it’s all about using local ingredients, harvested and put together in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Above all, it emphasizes thoughtful, methodical, slow creation and consumption of products as a way to combat the sometimes overwhelming pace of life in the bigger-faster-now 21st century. (Collin Dunn 2008)
All the products are prototyped many times before a final design is decided upon. We spend many hours sketching our designs before they even make it to the workshop, testing different designs, construction methods and materials before deciding on a saleable product.