Based in: Melbourne
Eugenie Kawabata is an independent, Melbourne based designer and maker of objects, furniture and functional art.
Eugenie draws inspiration from the transformative power of design and how it can shape and enhance our interactions with the physical world. Her approach to design centres on the tactile experience of crafting objects, emphasizing the design process as a hands-on endeavour.
Eugenie’s practice is at the intersection of art and design, with an emphasis and a strong commitment to sustainability. Her design works are primarily one-of-a-kind pieces and limited editions.
Eugenie offers a commissioned design service. This includes bespoke objects, furniture and lighting pieces. Please contact if you have a project in mind.
More About Eugenie Kawabata
What inspires you?
Colour, nature, materiality
Describe your creative process.
A flash of inspiration, followed by research, a burst of experimentation and finally a more restrained editing process
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Bold , bright and timeless
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Designers that have influenced my work are Gaetano Pesce, Johannes Itten and the Campana brothers
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Where do you go for inspiration?
I find inspiration all around me. I often visit the local park Fitzroy Gardens and the conservatory there to find inspiration for my colour palette
Collections Featuring Eugenie Kawabata
University of Melbourne
Wisdom of Objects