Trent Jansen

Thirroul, NSW

Trent Jansen grew up in Kiama, a small town on the south east coast of Australia. Following a period of study at the Industrial Design School of the University of Alberta in Canada, Trent graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Design.

In late 2004, Trent Jansen opened his own studio in Sydney where he continues to create honest and poetic sustainable design, developing pieces that aim to foster a lasting relationship with the user. Instead of a disposable object, the work becomes a life long companion. Accolades include the Melbourne Design 2016 Award for Best Product Design (Home & Garden), London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award and Idea’s Emerging Designer Award.

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Nancy Ji

Nancy Ji is an architect and designer with a philosophy to create works which are functional, simple and with an element of playfulness. Ji has worked across a broad spectrum of design, with varying scales and media, from objects to environments which enhance our everyday life.

Nancy Ji was educated in New Zealand, USA and the Netherlands, before completing a Master’s of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following this, Ji has gained diverse experience working for renowned architectural practices across Japan and Australia. In 2016 Nancy was the recipient of the Mercedes Benz Design Award, which saw her winning piece, the Lily tray table be produced by Tait. Ji has also been a finalist at Vivid Sydney, and received the Emerging Designer Award at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Furniture festival.

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  • Lily Tray Table

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