Switched off by the overt clout of technology and mass production, Launceston designer Loz Abberton has crafted her own niche natural lighting solution.
Abberton's latest lights reflect the historical ``technology'' of boiling leather known as cuir bouilli.
This makes fibre harder but also more flexible for a short time, allowing it to be moulded and shaped.
By using cuir bouilli, Abberton has created a range called Pod Luxe in fibrous tunics or pods moulded from corms in the ifIridaceae family.
Abberton, whose earlier flat-pack pendant lighting range Grandeliers has become internationally sought, is one of 12 designers to have works included in Think. Make. Change., a Ten Days on the Island project at Design Centre Tasmania in Launceston.
``Nothing provokes change quite so quickly, quite so dramatically as technology,'' says Design Centre general manager Rye Dunsmuir.
``Tasmania's community of contemporary designers has had to confront head-on the effect technological developments have had on their creativity, their production techniques and on the end-use of their products.
``Whether furniture designers or architects, urban designers or jewellers, ifThink. Make. Change. is about showing to the wider community just how these designers have responded and adapted.''
The exhibition features a mixture of elements and development stages.
Think. Make. Change. runs in conjunction with ifBeyond , an exhibition by woodturner Brad Moss.
WHAT: Think. Make. Change., presented by Ten Days on the Island.
WHERE: Design Centre Tasmania, corner of Tamar and Brisbane streets, Launceston.
WHEN: Until May 26.
ENTRY: By donation.