“With the utmost love and attention the man who walks must study and observe every smallest living thing, be it a child, a dog, a fly, a butterfly, a sparrow, a worm, a flower, a man, a house, a tree, a hedge, a snail, a mouse, a cloud, a hill, a leaf…’ – Robert Walser
The Understorey is the work of a walker, who finds pleasure in small and often overlooked details, (a seedpod, native blossom, or abalone shell) and draws on her ‘utmost love and attention’ of the environment to inform and build a design practice. The Understorey name reflects a multi-layered design process, which builds up from the roots to develop work of creative integrity and quality. Inspired by tiny details, The Understorey blossoms from these quiet beginnings into a complete and resolved design.
Each project is a new exploration, which allows fresh paths to be trodden, and new shoots to take root. The designer embraces the process of transformation, from the unfurling of the initial idea through to the final resolved project. This practice driven approach means each design is embedded with references to its environment, and is an authentic expression of the places and people involved.
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