The Terranos Cabinet
The Terranos Cabinet was Jack's first major piece and was produced while studying at the Central Institute of Technology.
The name ‘Terranos’ is an amalgamation of the Latin terms Terra and Novus that translate to Modern Land.
Inspiration for this design came about by studying the rural Australian landscape and aerial photography. The undulating exterior of the cabinet represents the beautiful natural contours of Australian topography, which was then manipulated into a geometric form. The front drawer cut-outs are overlayed aerial photographs taken from satellite imagery.
The cabinet’s design prevents objects from being placed on top which would detract from its aesthetic landscape form. Despite this, it is a functional cabinet with over 160 litres of storage. This comprises of five touch to open drawers using Blum Tip-On for Tandem running gear.
In July 2012, the cabinet was exhibited at the Furnitex Vivid trade show in Melbourne. This is Australia's largest furniture expo, giving it fantastic exposure through the Australian market. The design was received with great interest and it was selected to appear in the Commonwealth Design Exhibition, Platform in Chelsea, London. It was on display there from the 15th of September to the 14th of October 2012 as a part of the London Design Festival.