When Wanda met Jan
When great design combines with an artistic mind, the results can be inspiring. So when we recently heard about the lucky winner of our Triple R radio prize, we were confident our Wanda Shelving System had found a wonderful new home and would go on to serve its purpose in style.
The winner was Brunswick artist Jan, who specialises in ceramics, sculpture and drawing. She has been a long-time supporter of Triple R and has used her Wanda Shelving System to house a collection of inspirational books, her own artworks and objects that inspire her practice as an artist.
Our story is similar to that of the Brunswick-based Triple R independent radio station – that’s one reason we’re a loyal supporter. We’ve both grown and evolved over the years, we both offer something full of character and quality and we both value our local community. We’ve been pleased to support Triple R in recent years and, like Jan, we greatly appreciate how they support the creative community, including featuring artists’ shows at each stage of their career.
Jan’s prize was two Wanda Shelving Systems in any format, size and colour to a value of $2000 including installation in her home. We’re sure Wanda will fit in perfectly with the rest of Jan’s furniture. Each piece has a story to tell, including those handmade by Jan’s Croatian carpenter father.
Jan had plenty of options when it came to configuring her Wanda Shelving System. Wanda’s backing board, which is available in Dark Grey, Light Grey and White, is a compact laminate pressed onto E0 MDF board and edged in a matching ABS edge. The brackets are stainless steel and the shelves are double-sided laminate on ply with exposed/oiled ply edge detail and come in Dark Grey, Light Grey, White, Pink, Burgundy, Olive and Pale Blue. Each product style is 1725mm high and is available in two widths - 525mm (Narrow) and 825mm (Wide).
Jan says she loves the simplicity of Wanda and chose white to accommodate her habit of regularly rearranging her displays. She is also keen on the flexibility Wanda offers and how simple it will be to remove and reinstall if needed.
We’re proud to continue our support of Triple R radio and when we hear that designs like Wanda find a happy home like Jan’s, it’s music to our ears.
Photography courtesy of Tatjana Plitt