Calum Hurley is an Adelaide based furniture and object designer. Currently working out of JamFactory’s Furniture Studio as part of the esteemed Associate Training Program, Hurley produces objects for the home as well as a diverse range of exhibition work. Frequently utilising casting material Jesmonite, Hurley combines this malleable material with timber, outsourced steel, or glass components.
Architecture, Geometry, Patterns and Repetitions, Ritual.
Describe your creative process.
Often working from photographs (mostly architectural) the still images allow me to see small details that inform my designs. From there I scribble in my journal, resolve form on my computer, then start prototyping.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Clean. Bold. Colourful.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Do Ho Suh, George Rousse, DanielEmma
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Trusty old MacBook pro, and 3D modelling software.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Each journey is unique, comparisons won't move you forward.
Where do you go for inspiration?
The city, anywhere with interesting architecture. Instagram. Library books.
University of South Australia
Searching for The New Moon, Floating Goose Studios
Reflecting Location, praxisARTSPACE
Surface, 1K Chairs
Differing Perspectives with Jordan Leeflang, Craft ACT