As part of the National Gallery of Victoria commitment to design and children’s programming, we have been commissioned to conceptualise and design a new immersive kids space focused on transforming perception surrounding the simple act of drawing.
Draw Act is a dedicated environment based on the re-imagination of traditional drawing tools and processes. Mathery’s concept shifts our perceptions and expectations about traditional materiality, media and the act of drawing itself. It is active, colourful, inspiring and fun.
Mathery’s concept for this NGV design commission includes interior architecture, graphic design, product design, furnishing and film – representing the breath of our creative capability as a multi-disciplinary studio.
The objective of the space is to ask children to break out of their comfort zone and to become active protagonists in the physical act of drawing.
"Space becomes the media, architectural surfaces serve as substrate, traditional drawing tools are transformed in scale and form, and everyday artefacts mutate to form a stunning array of improvised drawing utensils.
Non-tradition, and the reinterpretation of the everyday underpin much of Mathery’s creative output. The studio illustrates a unique functional and aesthetic approach rich with humour, pragmatism and a hint of the absurd."
Pastello: Draw Act is on display in the Children’s Gallery at NGV International from 10 May to 31 August.
Mathery farewells the "Fruit Ninja" name (but not the collection!) to avoid any confusion between our homewares collection and the greatest fruit-slicing video game in the world. We've decided to rebrand, presenting FRUIT WARES. New name, same great taste!
For the next couple of months Mathery studio will be working from the design studio of the National Gallery!
Isn't it super nice to start the 2014 spotting Fruit Wares on Vogue?
Casa Vogue Brasil, jan 2014
Honoured to be mentioned as "Prominent Young Designers" on DOMUS Magazine's European design and architecture school's guide!
In the GIF: initial model in real pineapple skin and the final product in resin.
8.5 Kg of silicone to cast the new member of Fruit Wares collection!
We are so excited! and the colour of the bowl will be...G R E A T !
Mathery studio'sresidency at the National Gallery of Victoria has officially started!
4 days in the garden working at the next member of Fruit Wares collection.
We've been invited to participate in the Melbourne Now Design Residency at the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)! We will be in The Bolwell EDGE Caravan Studio from the 12th 'til the 15th of December. COME AND HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAKING OF THE NEW VESSEL! Which fruit are we going to peel this time??
We are happy to announce our collaboration with Notwaste, a new design brand from Mexico City! www.notwastedesign.com
From the 17th of november you can purchase Fruit Wares at the National Gallery of Victoria's shops (NGVA and NGVI) !
September and October: We've been invited to present our work to the Industrial Design course at RMIT University of Melbourne.