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Carl Holder

Carl Holder

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, UK

Carl is a Brisbane-based designer whose work spans furniture, sculpture, and product design. His focus lies in creating visually captivating yet highly functional objects with an elemental quality. He places significant emphasis on the inherent expressiveness of materials and maintains a commitment to sustainability through enduring simplicity of form.

Early work in Pinewood

Early work in Pinewood is a multi-sided sculptural furniture piece crafted entirely from Australian FSC Certified Pine. The piece explores an elemental form that can be positioned in various ways to become a bench seat, chair or console table.

W 112 x D 46 x H 46 CM


Shadowline Collection

Influenced by Bauhaus and Japanese design principles, the Shadowline collection strives for timeless elegance, embodying an honest approach to form and detail. Crafted from solid Tasmanian Oak, the chairs are distinguished by components articulated with shadow rebates, which artfully express their form and function. This intentional interplay with light and shadow is inspired by the unique quality of Australian sunlight. These chairs are part of a broader range of furniture pieces that celebrate simplicity and a steadfast commitment to a sustainable future.

W 47 x D 52 x H 85 CM

Shadowline Collection

Core (Storage & Separation unit)

Core is a free-standing modular storage and room separation system that offers both horizontal and vertical adaptability. With a kit of components, Core can be arranged in numerous configurations to meet various interior space and display needs.

Polished marble (Nero Marquina) bases are the foundation of the unit supporting polished stainless-steel tubular components that secure the timber (American Walnut) shelves. This versatile system allows for component additions or reductions over time, ensuring a prolonged and useful lifespan.

Inspired by the articulation of architectural façades, Core aims to be an elegant and sculptural addition to both domestic and commercial interior spaces.

W Varies x D 45CM x H Varies