Oliver Field graduated with a Bachelor of Design from RMIT University, and now, following his time in the Schiavello Design Studio, works across industrial design and anticipatory research. Oliver experiments with unconventional forms and ideas, combining aesthetic personality with function, while his designs provoke thought and interaction, expressing his desire to approach each project with refreshed energy.
Working closely with Peter Schiavello, Hedge blurs the line between art and industrial design. “There is a sculpture called Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor in Chicago,” explains Peter. “It’s a huge polished stainless steel blob-like structure with compound curves and when you approach it, it reflects you, but distorts you. To me, that is one of the most engaging pieces of art because it is interactive, allowing everyone to have a laugh at themselves and it gets an emotional reaction. To me, Hedge is a sculptural piece but its novelty and uniqueness elicits a similar emotional response to what Cloud Gate does.”