Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions

Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions — Pankalangu Arm Chair, 2017


Pankalangu is one of three groups of mythological creatures whom frequent Western Arrernte country. He is a territorial being that lives in the scrub and is completely camouflaged in the desert and bush. Pankalangu can only move with the rain, and is made visible when the water droplets that falls over his body are caught by the light, defining his form. The underside of the Pankalangu Arm Chair is lined with Tasmanian wallaby fur and copper. The wallaby fur obscures the copper scales in its pile, until the light catches them and exposes its insect-like body perched above four moth inspired legs. This chair was commissioned as part of the Broached Monsters series.

Trent Jansen is based in Thirroul, NSW, and is an avant-garde object designer who regularly experiments with leather and animal pelts.

Broached Commissions is a research and narrative-driven production house. Broached creates and commissions collectible design and provides creative direction for public art and interior commercial spaces, such as hotels and hospitality.

Broached Monsters is a collection that explores two folkloric tales of Indigenous and European mythological creatures; the Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay and Pankalangu. Fear of these creatures and what lurked in the unknown fathoms of the Australian bush land became a point of cultural confluence for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

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.

Read more about The Chair here

'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: Tasmanian wallaby pelt, plywood, copper, stainless steel, French leather, polyurethane foam

Dimensions: 9800 x 770 x 730 mm

Edition 3 + 2 AP


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