Image: Cracked Log Lamp, Duncan Meerding. Photography by Jan Dallas.

Alternative Sensory World: In Conversation with Duncan Meerding

Duration: 2 hours

Join designer Duncan Meerding and explore his creative practice that works directly at the intersection of Access and Design. This fascinating discussion will unpack Duncan’s renowned furniture and lighting design practice, allowing the audience to gain valuable insight into his process working as a creative practitioner who is legally blind.

Duncan Meerding is a furniture and lighting designer based in Hobart, Tasmania. Working with a range of materials, his designs draw heavily from the vast natural beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness. With a focus on form and texture, Meerding’s work features organic curving lines inspired by the local landscape.

The relationship between light and shadow and light dispersion are also integral to Meerding’s design process. Being legally blind with less than 5% of sight remaining, the vision of light emanating from the peripheries of different objects, reflects the alternative sensory world within which Duncan designs.

Image: Cracked Log Lamp, Duncan Meerding. Photography by Jan Dallas.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and this event will be Auslan Interpreted and Audio Described. Please let us know your access requirements by emailing or calling (02) 9217 0111

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Presented in collaboration with Accessible Arts.

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