I found this one in the weekend magazine of the SMH beginning of last month
Functional object d’art.
At first it looks like a painting but with just a few simple moves, it turns into a wall clothes hanger.
Printed with an image from Australian artist Mary Shackman, the connection between art and functionality is executed
in Australian black wood and an intricate printing technique. 343 W x 240 H
Colour palettes can be selected. Lead time 4-6weeks
Orders taken only. enquiries to shop 02 9146 4353
In 2003 Polish-born Olaf Sialkowski came to Australia to study fashion design following four years of European law studies in Germany. He decided to “put down the wig” and to follow his passion for design.
On his mother’s side of the family there is a long history in the fashion and tailoring industry. His great great grand father owned one of Poland’s premiere tailoring and textile companies. Olaf’s father, a highly acclaimed Polish contemporary artist, showed his work at Warsaw renowned art galleries, Zapiecek and Lazienki, as well as in Vienna and Bielfeld (Germany) exhibitions alongside Picasso. Growing up under the skirt tails of his Grandmother’s sewing machine, young Olaf designed and made clothes for his Teddy Bears. Together with his father
he created numerous pieces of furniture in wood and metal to enhance their unconventional family home.
In 2006 he graduated from the highly regarded East Sydney Fashion College and has been working in the fashion industry as designer and stylist ever since.