The multi disciplinary design studio Daast is powering their way to the forefront of Australian design. Headed up by Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin, they’re making some incredibly clever products for modern living, with an emphasis on a pared-back aesthetic and innovative objects that think outside the box.
We first came across their work last year during the 2014 VIVID Design Awards, where they were finalists for Best New lighting for their Spyder Light (pictured above), and featured their Big Foot table in the Design Pilgrim LUST LIST in the Autumn 2015 issue of Queensland Homes magazine. But these Sydney-based designers have been working hard on their collaborations since they met while studying architecture at UTS, and it’s that architectural background that really shines through in the designs by Daast – combining unusual materials with a mix of form and function and a level of detail that is really impressive. They embody that kind of forward-thinking Australian design we so love.