Daniel Emma launches first furniture and lighting range

London Design Festival 2014: Adelaide-based design studio Daniel Emma has moved into larger scale furniture and lighting for the first time with a collection launched at the London Design Festival.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014

The new collection evolved from a body of work called Big, which designers Daniel To and Emma Aiston exhibited in Australia last year.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014

The range was exhibited at designjunction last month and includes a chair, a pendant light, a stationery container, and a combined wall hook and container, all of which are handmade in Australia.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Mish Mash chair

"Our work is inspired by everyday things that many would not even give a second glance to," said designers, who have previously only created small accessories.

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Cherry on the Bottom lamp

"This awareness informs the pieces we design - quite often the forms we see around us are used in our designs but completely removed from their original context."

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Ball Ball Ball lamp

The Mish Mash chair is made of solid rock maple, marble, resin and aluminium, and is hand made and finished by a local furniture maker.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Tic Tac containers

"The Mish Mash chair is inspired by the mixture of materials and colours seen on the streets of Hong Kong and Japan," said the designers.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
D.E desk accessories

The Cherry on the Bottom pendant light – a conical spun-aluminium shade with a gold-plated ball attached to the bottom – references novelty erasers, most notably the sundae cup with a cherry on the top.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Loop/Puck trivets

The die used for the shade was originally used for making croque-en-bouche, a French dessert comprising choux-pastry balls piled around a cone and held in place with threads of caramel.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Shadow drawer

The cast-resin Stationery Container evolved from the shape of a dining room light in Daniel's grandparents' Hong Kong apartment.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Pick 'n' Mix table

The designers describe the Wall Hook/Containers as "nothing more than novelty sized Tic Tacs". The containers are hand turned using solid white oak and the handles are machined from solid brass and then mirror-polished.

Daniel Emma at London Design Festival 2014
Pick 'n' Mix bench

Daniel Emma also designed magnetic timber and cork desk accessories for Wrong for Hay and solid granite Bookends for Field during the London Design Festival.