Profile

Profile

Seeking to blend aesthetics with functionality, Geoff's work is inspired by everyday human interaction. The ability of a piece to elicit satisfaction on a number of levels is central to his design philosophy of aesthetically engaging everyday functionality. Building on his early interest in the visual arts Geoff is refining ideas around form and translating them into functional design pieces.

Drawing inspiration from natural forms, cultural motifs and symbols, Geoff’s current work practice is focused on combining new technology with traditional techniques. Hand crafting practices blend seamlessly with 3D modelling processes to create pieces that acknowledge the past whilst looking to the future. The resulting objects are hand-finished and assembled ensuring quality and artistic integrity.

AWARDS

2017 Australian Timber Design Award: Rising Star Finalist (TBA)

2017 Australian Timber Design Award: Furniture or Joinery Finalist (TBA)

2017 IDEA Awards Object - Furniture & Lighting: Rising Shortlisted (TBA)

2017 IDEA Awards Emerging Designer Shortlisted (TBA)

2017 VIVID Design Competition Finalist

2017 Tasmanian Design Awards Finalist (Top Ten)

2016 Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards (ACE) Craftsmanship Student Winner

2016 Tasmanian Design Awards Furnishing Our Future Winner (Acquisitive Prize)

2016 Tasmanian Design Awards Veneers Prize Winner

2016 VIVID Design Competition Finalist (Highly Commended)

2016 IDEA Awards Object - Furniture & Lighting (Rising) Shortlisted

2016 IDEA Awards Emerging Designer Shortlisted

2014 HTD IV Measured Drawing Winner

2014 Off The Wall Finalist

2008 Immanuel Arts Festival Winner – Outstanding Creative

2001, 2002, 2003 Expressions of heArt First Prize – Drawing

EXHIBITIONS

Furniture

2017 Lost and Found Design Centre Tasmania Launceston

2017 VIVID Melbourne

2017 Front & Centre Denfair Melbourne

2017 White House International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) Singapore

2017 Design Stars International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) Singapore

2017 Handmark Gallery Hobart

2017 Tasmanian Design Awards Design Centre Tasmania Launceston

2016 Furnitex Brisbane

2016 Handmark Gallery Hobart

2016 Tasmanian Design Awards Design Centre Tasmania Launceston

2015 Mode Design Centre Tasmania Launceston

2015 Think Big Live Light 10 days on the Island Hobart

2014 Handmark Gallery Hobart

2014 Workshopped Sydney

Art

2014 Off the Wall Sawtooth ARI Launceston

2013 Requiem for a Delinquent Jimmy’s Street and Skate Launceston  

2008, 2009 Immanuel Arts Festival Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim

2003 Thirteen Noosa Regional Gallery Tewantin

2002 Eclectic Cooloola Sunshine Institute of TAFE Noosaville                 

2002 Think Outside The Square Cooloola Sunshine Institute of TAFE Noosaville                 

2001, 2002, 2003 Expressions of heArt Maroochy Libraries Coolum

Geoffrey Marshall in Launceston, TAS, AU on Houzz