Seidler

$100.00 $154.00

Color

Sculptural, unique, and functional: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Seidler, like the buildings designed by its namesake, Austrian-born iconic Australian architect, Harry Seidler, is adorned with sinuous curves that are both functional and beautiful. Available in dove grey and sand beige, Seidler is both functional and sculptural, a true standout piece for any dining setting.

About the Collaboration

Kim Aitken is an Australian ceramicist living and working in Brisbane.

"I am a ceramic artist, a maker of pots with a studio practice in the beautiful bay area of Brisbane. I have been working with clay for over 12 years and still find it a creative challenge that inspires me. Well executed work that maintains the hand of the maker is a fundamental aspect of my artistic process.

I work with Australian Midfire clay using slipcast and hand-building techniques. Each piece may be organic in shape but is made with functionality and strength in mind and has a tactile quality while still being useful.

It is my hope that each piece is a celebration of our wonderful Australian lifestyle and brings a considered aesthetic to the homes it may go to."

Materials & Care

Australian Midfire clay is used in the Kim Aitken by Markian range.

All pieces are food & dishwasher safe; however, they are delicate, so please handle them with care. We recommend handwashing. 

Kim Aitken's pieces are mainly handbuilt. Handbuilding, the earliest known method of creating ceramics, is a technique in which one forms clay with hands and simple tools. This technique ensures each piece that Kim creates is unique and maintains an organic and tactile quality. Once the design and creation are finalised, the pieces are glazed and fired at 1240 degrees and are fully functional. 

Dimensions

330mm (L) x 220mm (W) x 70mm (H)

Namesake

Evans Deakin & Company was an Australian engineering company and shipbuilder. In 2019, the company was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in recognition of its major contributions to the Queensland economy for nearly a century through excellence in heavy engineering, construction and ship building.

Originally based in Brisbane, the company was started in 1910 by Daniel Evans and Arthur Deakin. The company started out as a supplier of engineering equipment. The first workshop was acquired in 1913.

At the start of World War Two, a shipyard was established at Kangaroo Point. The company developed the site so that the construction of military and merchant craft could be completed. The Evans Deakin shipyard constructed 81 ships between 1940 and its closure in 1976, including eleven Bathurst-class corvettes, a Bay class frigate, and several Attack-class patrol boats. They also built trawlers, steamers, bulk carriers, tankers and tugs. The last major expansion at the Kangaroo Point site occurred in 1967 when the Frank Nicklin Dry Dock was constructed.

The company built the largest ship ever made on the Brisbane River, the oil tanker Robert Miller. Its construction was nearly complete when it broke free of its mooring during the 1974 Brisbane flood. The final vessel constructed at Kangaroo Point was the oil rig, Southern Cross in 1976.

In 1935, Deakin-Evans, alongside Hornibrook Constructions, won the tender for the Brisbane Story Bridge with a bid of £1,150,000. The bridge officially opened on July 9, 1940 to a crowd of 37,000 people.