South Drawn 4 Tideline Collection

  • Pou Auaha / Creative Directors
    Luke Mills, Christian Mills
  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Director
    Luke Mills
  • Client
    South Drawn

Tideline is a new body of work, born from the experimental process of combining glass manufacturing techniques and mixed media. Aptly named, the collection is inspired by textures found in the organic property of water. The design process began with watercolour sketches, allowing us to translate the serendipity of a fluid substance that distorts light and colour.

The development then took on tactile exploration as we tested the limitations of slumped glass and refined the craft of adding and layering pigments. By using a patina for the brass frame we examined the variations achieved when altering the application method. The elegant collection has scope to expand as we continue to explore unique glass pigments and variations to the brass finish.

The Tideline Series is the culmination of curious experimentation and refined craftsmanship. The structured frame with machined components is juxtaposed with the organic nature of the glass — resulting in a beautifully resolved collection.