Waterson collaborates with skilled artisans, design houses and brands that complement her own ethos of realising unique, inspiring and enduring beauty.
Collaborators include TAIT to produce Stellar, a series of sculptural screens and objects; and fashion designer Gail Sorronda, to realise a range of accessories for her 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia runway show, Mermaids Exist: As Above/So Below.
Waterson brings a wide range of knowledge and expertise to these projects drawing on experience designing furniture and home wares, events and exhibitions, illustration and branding as well as fashion and accessories.
Gail Sorronda Collaboration
Waterson’s Infinity and Undercurrent Collections of accessories were realised through a collaboration with Fashion Designer Gail Sorronda and featured in Gail’s Mermaids Exist: As Above/So Below 14/15 runway show for 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Photography courtesy of Gail Sorronda
Stellar Collection for TAIT
The Stellar Collection was inspired by the night sky and childhood memories of star watching and making constellations using the stars in view. This playfulness is at the heart of the Stellar Collection for TAIT as it encourages people to become modern-day astronomers, making their own constellations and patterns in the form of sculptural screens, ceilings, wall reliefs and objects.
While the names and patterns for our traditional constellations are inherited from Greek mythology, almost every culture on earth envisaged patterns in the stars that captured their unique culture and nature. For Stellar’s signature patterns Waterson re-imagined the stars in the night sky to form a set of new constellations based on the patterns and lines of Australian flora and fauna.
Three signature patterns in the Stellar Collection have been launched to date. They include Kingii, Banksia and Rosella. Kingii reflects the distinct form of the Frilled-neck lizard’s open mouth. Patterns within the Banksia’s flower spikes at different stages of growth and blooming are reflected in the Banksia pattern. Rosella, captures the moment when a family of Rosellas (birds) alight from feeding on grass seed and pine nuts.
The Stellar Collection of screens, ceilings, wall reliefs and objects bring a finer grain to domestic and commercial projects. The Collection was available through TAIT as a limited release.
Photography courtesy of TAIT by Haydn Cattach and Fiona Susanto.