“Rebel Futurism was developed through an exploration of materials, shapes and forms.”

The Rebel Futurism collection was developed through an exploration of materials, shapes and forms pushing the status quo of contemporary design for furniture.

“Neither form nor function proceeds one another.”

The motive behind the collection was to design pieces that are equally as functional as they are sculptural, where neither form nor function proceeded one another.

The designer was mainly interested in observing the relationship between the materials and forms by the use of new manufacturing techniques such as metal spinning and GFRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete) casting.

“The light only emits from the outer ring of the pendant.”

Rebel futurism pendant is a counterweighted spun aluminum light finished with polished brass fixtures. The light only emits from the outer ring of the pendant which creates a mysterious outlook on the hollow void interior.

Rebel futurism side table is made from spun aluminum top and base, polished brass legs and cast concrete surfaces.

“My primary objective is to create an Australian furniture and lighting brand that can compete in the international market.”

 

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dean toepfer.

reaching out TO US from MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.




Moving from Brisbane to Melbourne to undertake the Associated Degree of Furniture Design at RMIT in 2015, Dean has been committed to developing his own personal style, with a love for minimal and contemporary design using mixed materials.

 

With a strong sense of personal style, a great appreciation for craftsmanship and the modern design process, Toepfer continues to forge a career in the furniture design industry and pursue his journey for a creative future.