Michael Gittings

Michael Gittings — The Throne of Eve, 2022


The Throne of Eve is part of Michael Gittings' most recent collection: 'when the night ripped a hole through Eden'. The piece is a re-interpretation of Eve's seat and forms part of Michael's imagined, alternate Eden something darker and more magical, where the plants eavesdrop on sleeping minds and feast on the dreams and nightmares of living things, small and large. The throne is where Eve both rests and rules. The leaves move and contort with her body. They conspire with the curves of her flesh and move to the rhythm of her will. 

Michael Gittings is a creative practitioner working with steel. His practice spans furniture design and sculpture and uses industry and artisan treatments and technologies to form and finish metal products. His distinct style arises from an innovative approach to metalworking, incorporating techniques at the very forefront of modern science and those that have been around for millennia, harking back to pre-industrial practices. Michael was raised in Albury, Victoria, and established his design studio in Naarm/Melbourne in 2016. He has exhibited throughout Australia and is found in both private and public collections, including the NGV collection. 

The Chair 

Anna Varendorff, Ash Allen, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bern Chandley, Bonhula Yunupingu & Damien Wright, Brodie Neill, Brud Studia, Cordon Salon, Dean Norton, Duncan Young & Noah Hartley, Georgia Weitenberg, Isabel Avendano-Hazbun, James Lemon, Jess Humpston, Jill Stevenson, Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, Nicole Lawrence & Thomas Coward, Liam Mugavin, Marta Figueiredo, Michael Gittings, Sam Tomkins, Iain [Max] Maxwell & Ben Ennis-Butler, Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions, Two Lines Studio, Zachary Frankel.

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'The Chair' exhibition is the first in a series presented by Craft Victoria honouring iconic objects of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.

Material: stainless steel 

Dimensions: 72 x 65 x 67 cm 

One available. Please enquire with the team at Craft for details shop@craft.org.au or call +61 3 9650 7775

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