Profile Commissions brings together designers, historians, curators, and artisans to create works that relate deeply to a particular place or tangible set of experiences. With a strong sense of narrative, the creative direction of the commission engages the ambitions of the client with a broader context of the history and contemporary use of the site.
We seek clients who are excited by a research driven process, with a vision they wish to see developed into an insightful and engaging contemporary experience.
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Collaboration December 2015
Shop fitting with a difference
Profiles first foray into shopfitting and interstate project facilitation.
Bringing together many different elements in a Heritage listed salubrious central Sydney location
Handmade Leather fittings adorning fitted timber and blackened steel fabricated joinery items and stand alone custom built furniture.
The final design paid homage to both the Brand and the site, top quality materials and workmanship with an unquantifiable attention to detail.
The project allowed each trade to celebrate their skill and workmanship true to the Brand and the core values it represents history, luxury and bespoke craftsmanship
A true collaborative endeavour from the patience and understanding of the client, the designer’s understanding of field, depth, materials and attention to detail and the delivery from each of the trades involved
PEK Studio October 2015
How to Build perceived femininity into furniture
Architect Pete Kennon of P.E.K Studio gave Profile the brief to design and build a custom furniture package.A complete family of products that had to have a soft language throughout the package with a narrative based on femininity and japanese culture.
To celebrate Japanese culture and the strong tradition of craft we accentuated the joinery of the stools and chairs with through tenons to the front legs of the chairs and all the stool legs were hand turned to support the perception of femininity by eliminating all square edges.
The chair along with the tables took our inspiration from the shape of the “katana”the famous samurai sword which has a gradual arc culminating in a tapered end, this element was brought into the back legs of the chair and also the dining table legs, the table tops we followed the edge of the sword by accentuating the edge profile of the tables using a deep cut and tapering to a fine edge.
This project was a true example of how furniture can support the design narrative.
Photographs by Dan Hocking November 2015.
Projects of imagination April 2014
Follows on from Andrew Mc’Connells Gertrude street test kitchen,
Here Projects of imagination evolved the Japanese inspired theme by engaging Profile to inform a much larger space incorporating larger timber elements such as solid American Oak timber columns celebrating traditional jointing techniques,
Throughout the space timber was used to soften and define the space with walls, doors and floor components clad in recycled hardwood.
All the seating elements from the solid American Oak bar stools through to the fibreglassed clad booth and banquet seating were constructed using traditional furniture production principles.A showcase of how Timber components produced in the correct way can enhance a space.
Supernormal Canteen is Andrew McConnell’s ‘test kitchen’, previewing his upcoming offering at Supernormal. The fast paced pop-up on Melbourne’s Gertrude Street is casual and unfussy. Profile worked with Projects of Imagination on the Japanese inspired fitout, which features a mix of communal and individual seating and a signature piece in the bar. As the kitchen tested out dishes, so to the interior became a testing ground for design and manufacturing techniques. Very fine detailing of elements were pushed towards what one would normally expect in a more domestic setting.