Auckland artist Eve Armstrong teams up with interior designers Nanette Cameron and Peta Tearle in the fourth project in the Interact! series, facilitating artists working collaboratively with the Te Tuhi community.
Eve Armstrong is known for the socially responsive nature of her practice, often acting as a conduit for discussion and exchange, and with an emphasis on recycling waste materials as a physical base for making.
COMFORT ZONE utilises Eve Armstrong’s handmade aesthetic to develop a new interior for Te Tuhi’s main foyer space. Merging together a motley range of discarded furniture to create entirely new seating, COMFORT ZONE demonstrates Armstrong’s desire to ‘use things which are around, putting them together in such a way that that process of making is evident.’
Reading Room, a collaboration between Armstrong, Cameron and Tearle, establishes a design and arts resource to be used by the public, sited within a unique interior setting. Nanette Cameron’s School of Interior Design and Peta’s Tearle’s School of Colour Design, both based at Te Tuhi, have provided generations of graduates with a solid but vital knowledge of design principles.
→ COMFORT ZONE and Reading Room, 2007, publication