Tropical Noire is a collection of large, interior, sculptural vessels. The pieces are designed by Simone Brewster and have been crafted out of a mix of tulipwood and maple wood employing a combination of processes.
Each vessel in this visually impactful collection ranges from 42 cm to 86 cm in height. Inspired by totemic statues and traditional Greek vessels, these objects redolently echo Sub Saharan African sculpture and colonial artifacts. The collection clearly displays Brewster’s signature bold style of both ethnic and architectural elements.
The Maid table is a continuation of the Domestic Servants Collection, in which Brewster explores the form of the female body through house hold functional objects. In this addition, inspiration is taken from cubism and primsitivism, with deconstructed volumes representing the head, breast and leg. These elements support the floating glass table top.
Materials: Sapele, tuplipwood, glass
Supermodel 01 explores austerity and purity. Clean lines are preserved, replacing frivolity with a focus on simple geometric forms. This clarity is carried throughout the structure of the slender framed chair, which has been composed from the interplay between triangle, quadrilateral and circle.
Materials: aluminium, copper
The story so far...
Simone began designing and making jewellery as an extension of her creative practice, which explores material combinations and processes with bold architectural forms. The pieces which would follow this organic movement across scale would retain her signature visual language. Her jewellery pieces remain wearable statements, and artworks which adorn the body and space with equal impact and effect.
The Vanity Mirror is a playful interior object. Sculptural in form, the rippling surface of this copper gem distorts the surrounding space acting as a perfect reflective surface on the central circular face.
Step Stools is a collection of seating elements which explore the combination of adornment and functionality. The repetitive planar language which graduates along the stools form expresses a minimalist decoration. The result is a series of seemingly sculptural stools which comfortably straddle the boundary between the two opposing elements of function and adornment.
Materials: Solid Ebonised Tulipwood
Wooden intserior sculpture.
Materials: Turned solid tulipwood
Dimensions: 90cm x 35cm
A series of undulating wooden sculptures.
Materials: Ebonised tulipwood
Ebony Revolution is a body of expressive statement necklaces, bracelets and oversized rings. These pieces combine influences of African woodwork, with strong architectural geometric forms. The result is an alluring combination of precious woods and metals, with embellishing surface striations and patterns for a bold take on adornment.
Materials: Ebony, Lignum Vitae, Tulipwood, Copper, Bronze, Leather.
The human body and nature remain a source of constant inspiration.
The Bodyscape series are a explorative collection of drawings looking at the landscapes which are formed when the language of the body crosses with that of nature.