Charles Trevelyan is an Australian designer of art furniture, lighting, and limited editions. After moving to London he founded the renowned studio Viable with Gala Wright and Magnus Long in 2006, before leaving to set up his own studio.
Having studied material engineering and three-dimensional design, Trevelyan makes organic creations that are innovative in both material and design. His desire for creativity leaded him to study sculpture, art history and philosophy. While playing in a band, he also did sculptural commissions and graphic design work for the band’s album covers.
Nowadays his work fuses fine art and sculpture with furniture making, creating beautiful yet practical designs. “Form and function are the essence of design, and I don’t think an object can be classed as ‘design’ without at least some attention to both,” he says. “Design bridges these two extremes, and therefore must address both considerations to some degree.”
Using a variety of materials such as steel, timber, gauze and marble powder, he creates ethereal and elongated forms that also have solid identity and presence.
His work has been featured in the Design Museum in London, and has since been exhibited internationally in Paris, New York, Basel, Miami, Dubai, Milan and Kortrijk. His clients include Tom Ford and Ellen DeGeneres.