Canberra, Australia based Elliot Bastianon continues exploring the use of EchoPanel®, an acoustic sheet material, in his furniture designs through folding, bending, creasing, pressing, and pleating it for alternate uses. By experimenting and not pre-planning, Bastianon is able to come up with unconventional designs with unusual details, like the latest pieces that have become the Unexpected Collection.
Orientation is a coffee table that merges two folded sheets of EchoPanel®, which are shaped into large ‘V’ legs, that support and oak wood top. Custom wood fasteners were made to join the two materials.
The Six Fold bench takes six sheets of EchoPanel® and folds them in the same manner as the Orientation table to turn them into the bench’s structure. A wooden top stays put with the help of a frame built on the underside.
Tilted utilizes a single acoustic sheet that’s folded and pressed together three times to form sections that make up the wall-leaning shelf. Wooden shelves, held by oak dowels, rest between cut sections in the folds in order to hold books and decor.
The Armadillo Light is a lighting system that takes an acoustic panel and folds, presses, and fastens it down to give the wall-mounted lights their shape. The repeated folding pattern created becomes sculptural.
Photo by Charlie White.