The bath tray was designed as a luxury item to complement contemporary freestanding baths and the holistic bathing experience. QLD Cherry was used as the primary surface material to provides a contrast to modern baths and introduce warmth into a primarily ceramic environment.
The tray is constructed utilizing a process developed in-house for use in high-end luxury yachts. Consisting of a carbon fibre, foam core, epoxy composite, the production technique, developed by Universal Composites, eliminates the normal issues associated with combining timber and water.
The minimalist form was chosen to emphasise the timber and echo the fluidity of water. A contrast colour pop was used along the edge strip as an ultra modern highlight.
The '71 Lotus Elan was a groundbreaking example of composite car fabrication in the early 1970s. Universal Composites undertook the restoration of this iconic car body while embodying the Lotus ethos of "lighter is better".
Extensive repair, reinforcement and stabilization was undertaken prior to applying a layer of composite to all exterior surfaces. A stiffer and more stable body was achieved by applying this reinforcing sheath of and fibreglass.
The body was finally hand-shaped to rival the original condition.
Developed for the "Bladerunner Adelaide" exhibition, SASA Gallery, August 2013, the exhibit features a series of bone ʻartefactsʼ from genetically engineered Unicorns.
Manufactured and branded by Universal Composites the artefacts document the successive ʻmodelsʼ of genetically engineered animal.
The exhibit explores the concept of value as applied to living creatures. It attributes the same ideology about products, to living things. The series of horns opens a dialogue on the attributed worth of living beings, with a parallel to manufactured objects.