Dr Trent   Jansen
Lecturer

Dr Trent Jansen

- 2016 - 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong.

- 2000 - 2004 - Bachelor of Design, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.

- 2002 - Industrial Design, University of Alberta, Canada.

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Trent Jansen is a designer based in Thirroul, Australia, and Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney Australia. Trent also lectures and holds workshops at various educational institutions in Australia and abroad. Trent gained his PhD from the University of Wollongong under renowned Australian art historian Ian McLean, and his Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney, spending a portion of his undergraduate degree in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

After a period working under Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, Trent returned to Australia to set up the Trent Jansen Studio in Sydney, before moving his practice to Thirroul on the New South Wales South Coast. 

Trent Jansen applies his method of Design Anthropology to the design of products and furniture for manufacturers including Moooi, DesignByThem and Tait. This approach is also applied to the design of limited edition and one-off pieces for clients including the Molonglo Group and design galleries Broached Commissions, Criteria and Gallery All.

 

“Trent has a great deal of respect for cultural heritage and is extraordinarily thorough in incorporating cultural identity and history into his works ... his collaboration with Broached Commissions has the same kind of take on defining the Australian design identity as Droog has done for the Dutch design identity”

Marcel Wanders – Mezzanine, 2015.

 

Trent Jansen is a co-founder of Australian limited edition design house Broached Commissions, and is represented by Broached Commissions, Criteria and Living Edge in Australia, and Gallery All in Beijing and Los Angeles. Trent’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: National Gallery of Victoria in 2017 and 2013, Salon Art+Design, New York City in 2017, XX1T - the 21st International Exhibition at the Triennale Di Milano in 2016, Design Days Dubai and Design Miami in 2015, The Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing in 2014, Broached Colonial, Sydney and Melbourne in 2011, London Design Museum in 2009 and Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Italy in 2008.

Trent Jansen’s awards include: Australia Council for the Arts ‘Project Funding’ Award in 2017, the Space+Edra Design Residency in 2010, the Bombay Sapphire ‘Design Discovery’ Award in 2008, the Spiral ‘Rendez-vous’ Japanese Manufacturing Residency in 2006, the Australia Council for the Arts ‘New Work’ Award in 2005 and the Object ‘New Design’ National Graduate Award in 2004. 

Trent Jansen’s work has been featured in such design publications as: Dezeen, Yellow Trace, I.D. - ‘The International Design Magazine - New + Notable 2008’, &Fork - ‘100 of the World’s Most Interesting Product Designers’ - Phaidon Press Limited, 2007 and UpCycle! ‘More than 100 upcycling ideas for furniture, lighting, products, and accessories!’ - Ginkgo Press, 2012. 

Trent Jansen’s work is in production with Tait, DesignByThem and Broached Commissions in Australia, Sekimoto in Japan and Moooi in The Netherlands.

www.trentjansen.com

Mobile
+61417069012
Phone
+61 2 8005 0697
Location
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia

Publications

  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2021, Ngumu Janka Warnti High Back Chair and Low Chair, Gallery All at JingArt, JingArt, Beijing, China, 10 June 2021 - 13 June 2021, medium: Aluminium and New Zealand saddle leather, at: https://galleryall.com/exhibitions/aDMYfhn1AR
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Jansen T, 2021, Pankalangu Wardrobe and Side Table, Gallery All at JingArt, JingArt, Beijing, China, 10 June 2021 - 13 June 2021, medium: Plywood, Tasmanian Blackwood, Queensland walnut, copper and brass., at: https://galleryall.com/exhibitions/aDMYfhn1AR
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2021, Ngumu Janka Warnti High Back Chair, History in the Making, National Gallery of Victoria, 22 May 2021 - 24 October 2021, medium: Aluminium and New Zealand saddle leather, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/history-in-the-making/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J; Minga R; Maselli W, 2021, Jangarra Armchair, We Change the World, National Gallery of Victoria, 08 May 2021 - 19 September 2021, medium: Yartalu Wood and Human Hair, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/we-change-the-world/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2020, Ngumu Janka Warnti Side Table and Coffee Table, Summer Group Exhibition, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, 26 November 2020 - 16 December 2020, medium: Aluminium and Italian leather, at: https://gallerysallydancuthbert.com/viewing-room/15-summer-group-exhibition/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T, 2020, Pankalangu Wardrobe, Milano Design City, Galleria Rossana Orlandi, 29 September 2020 - 10 October 2020, medium: Plywood, Queensland walnut, copper and brass., at: https://www.rossanaorlandi.com/ro-gallery-milano-design-city-september-2020/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2020, Martuwarra Jiliny Walyarra Side Tables, Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 12 September 2020 - 28 February 2021, medium: Walnut, rough Glen Innes black spinel gem stones, at: https://maas.museum/event/hybrid-objects-for-future-homes/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2020, Martuwarra Jiliny Walyarra Chaise Longue and Side Tables, Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 12 September 2020 - 28 February 2021, medium: Scandinavian leather, composite board, rough Glen Innes black spinel gem stones, polyurethane foam and plywood., at: https://maas.museum/event/hybrid-objects-for-future-homes/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T, 2020, Nuptial Pendants, Workshopped, Australian Design Centre, 06 August 2020 - 30 September 2020, medium: Cotton, steel and polypropylene, at: https://workshopped.com.au/exhibition/
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Bridgland K; Roberts A, 2020, Grey Zone, Grey Zone, Artbank, Collingwood, Victoria, 12 March 2020 - 28 May 2020, medium: Various art and design works, mild steel, Artbank exhibition space, at: https://www.artbank.gov.au/exhibitions/grey-zone
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2020, Saddle, Partu (Skin, Arc One Gallery, 12 March 2020 - 11 April 2020, medium: Scandinavian upholstery leather, plywood, stainless steel, polyurethane and brass, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/partu-skin-by-johnny-nargoodah-and-trent-jansen/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2020, Ngumu Janka Warnti (All Made from Rubbish) and Saddle, Partu (Skin), Arc One Gallery, 12 March 2020 - 11 April 2020, medium: Aluminium, New Zealand saddle leather, plywood, Scandinavian upholstery leather, stainless steel, polyurethane and brass, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/partu-skin-by-johnny-nargoodah-and-trent-jansen/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T; Goodwin R; Khosla I, 2019, Porosity Kabari, Porosity Kabari, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 18 October 2019 - 01 December 2019, medium: Used car parts, copper, photography and terracotta, at: https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery/exhibitions/exhibitions/2019-exhibitions/porosity-kabari
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T, 2019, Norma Heather Shed, Habitus, 64 Phillip Street, Thirroul NSW 2515, 12 December 2019 - 29 February 2020, medium: Rusted corrugated iron, steel roofing frame, timber wall frame, polished concrete floor, cast concrete deck, over-pour concrete retailing wall, reclaimed furniture and fixtures, at: https://trentjansen.com/press/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J, 2019, Untitled Chair, Sydney Contemporary, Carriage Works, 12 September 2019 - 15 September 2019, medium: Used aluminium mesh, laser cut aluminium plate and New Zealand leather, at: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/galleries/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T; Nicholson C, 2019, Shaker Family Home, Alchemysts, Cambi, Milan, Italy, 15 June 2019 - 15 July 2019, medium: American cherry, brass and mirror, at: https://www.valentinaguidiottobri.com/home/2019/6/11/alchemysts
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T, 2019, Nuptial Pendants, DesignByThem, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy, Studio Via Farini, Milan, Italy, 09 April 2019 - 14 April 2019, medium: Cotton, steel and polypropylene, at: https://www.designbythem.com/blogs/events/milan-design-week-2019
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Jansen T, 2019, Pankalangu Wardrobe, Rossana Orlandi, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy, Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy, 09 April 2019 - 09 April 2020, medium: Plywood, Queensland walnut, copper and brass., at: http://rossanaorlandi.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T; Goodwin R; Khosla I, 2018, Porosity Kabari, Porosity Kabari, Australian Design Centre, 05 April 2018 - 22 May 2018, medium: Various, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/past-exhibitions-and-events/porosity-kabari/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Pankalangu Credenza, Design Miami, Design Miami, 05 December 2018 - 09 December 2018, medium: Queensland walnut, brass and copper, at: http://miami2019.designmiami.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Pankalangu Wardrobe, Pankalangu Armchair, Pankalangu Sidetable, HWMFBB Chandelier, HWMFBB Chaise Lounge, Briggs Family Tea Service, Chinaman's File Rocking Chair and Jangarra Armchair, Design Storytellers : The Work of Broached Commissions, National Gallery of Victoria, 16 August 2018 - 15 February 2019, medium: Various, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/design-storytellers/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Broached Monsters (Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay Collection), Broached Commissions : Design Storytellers, National Gallery of Victoria, 16 August 2018 - 15 February 2019, medium: Glass, silicone, stainless steel, cable assembly, Icelandic sheep skin, New Zealand Leather, American walnut, polyurethane foam and aluminium., at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/design-storytellers/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Broached Monsters (Pankalangu Collection), Broached Commissions : Design Storytellers, National Gallery of Victoria, 16 August 2018 - 15 February 2019, medium: Plywood, Queensland walnut, copper, brass, Tasmanian wallaby pelt, stainless steel, polyurethane foam, French leather, aluminium and New Zealand leather, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/design-storytellers/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T; Minga R; Nargoodah J; Maselli W, 2018, Broached Monsters (Jangarra Armchair), Broached Commission : Design Storytellers, National Gallery of Victoria, 16 August 2018 - 15 February 2019, medium: Yartalu Wood and Human Hair, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/design-storytellers/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Pankalangu Credenza, Design Miami/Basel, Design Miami/Basel, 11 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, medium: Queensland walnut, brass and copper, at: http://basel2018.designmiami.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Jansen T, 2018, Broached Monsters (Pankalangu Credenza), Gallery All, Design Miami/Basel, 11 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, medium: Plywood, Queensland walnut, copper and Tasmanian wallaby pelt, at: http://basel2018.designmiami.com/
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Jansen T, 2017, Monsters : Australian Mythology, National Identity and the Design of Australian Material Culture, University of Wollongong
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Jansen T, 2017, Australian Australian Design, NGV Triennial 2017, National Gallery of Victoria, https://store.ngv.vic.gov.au/products/ngv-triennial-2017
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J; Minga R, 2017, In Cahoots, In Cahoots, Fremantle Arts Centre, 25 November 2017 - 28 January 2018, medium: Yartalu wood and human hair, at: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/in-cahoots/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Jansen T; Nargoodah J; Shaw D, 2017, Collision Collection, In Cahoots, Fremantle Arts Centre, 25 November 2017 - 28 January 2018, medium: Found car bonnet, stainless steel and New Zealand leather, at: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/in-cahoots/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Jansen T, 2017, Teena's Washing Trolley, Object Therapy, Australian Design Centre, 06 April 2017 - 07 June 2017, medium: Used laundry trolley, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-therapy/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Jansen T; Galwani A, 2016, Dropping a Kumbhar Wala Matka, Porosity Kabari, Studio X, Columbia University, 19 February 2016 - 26 February 2016, medium: Terracotta and photography., at: http://studiox-mumbai.tumblr.com/post/139493396518/please-join-us-the-australian-consul-general
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Jansen T, 2016, Jugaad with Car Parts, Porosity Kabari, Studio X, Columbia University, 19 February 2016 - 26 February 2016, medium: Used car panel and copper
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Jansen T; Galwani A, 2016, Jugaad with Pottery, Porosity Kabari, Studio X, Columbia University, 19 February 2016 - 26 February 2016, medium: Terracotta
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Jansen T; Tait G; Tait S, 2015, Tidal Collection, Steel, Jam Factory, 09 September 2015 - 16 September 2015, medium: Stainless steel wire, at: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1055/4374/files/STEEL_5a980b58-0000-4863-b9b6-57b6d370c47e.pdf?13934173310261215675
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Jansen T, 2015, Nuptial Pendants, Saturday InDesign, Design By Them, 13 August 2015 - 15 August 2015, medium: Cotton, steel and polypropylene
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Jansen T, 2013, Chinaman's File Rocking Chair, Broached Retreat, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, 06 March 2013 - 20 April 2013, medium: Manchurian ash and stainless steel, at: http://ucca.org.cn/en/exhibition/broached-retreat/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Jansen T, 2011, Briggs Family Tea Service, Broached Retreat, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, 27 October 2011 - 05 November 2011, medium: Porcelain, copper, brass, wallaby pelt and bull kelp., at: http://ucca.org.cn/en/exhibition/broached-retreat/
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Jansen T, 2011, 'Briggs Family Tea Service for Broached Commissions, Cultural Collision in the Early Years of Tasmanian Colonisation', in Collaboration in experimental design research symposium, School of Design Studies College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 68 - 73, presented at Collaboration in Experimental Design Research Symposium, College of Fine Arts Sydney, 05 August 2011 - 06 August 2011
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Jansen T, 2010, 3D Stencil Project, State of Design: Victoria's Design Festival, Format; Higson Lane, Melbourne, 19 July 2010 - 25 July 2010, medium: Expanding foam, stainless steel, led assembly and 9V battery., at: https://www.stateofdesign.com.au/public-events/exhibitions/3d-stencil=project
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Jansen T, 2008, Pregnant Chair, Moooi, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Super Studio, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, - , medium: European Ash
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Jansen T, 2008, Kissing Pendants, Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Exhibition, Object Gallery, - , medium: 3d printed ABS plastic, proximity switch, magnet.

Awards

- 2017 - Finalist - Ramsay Art Prize - Art Gallery of South Australia.

- 2010 - Winner - Space+Edra Design Residency with Massimo Morozzi.

- 2009 - Finalist - Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award - London Design Museum.

- 2008 - Winner - Australia Council for the Arts Milan Studio Residency.

- 2008 - Winner - Emerging Designer - [inside] Magazine Idea Award.

- 2008 - Winner - Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.

- 2008 - Winner - Kobe G8 Environment Minister’s Furoshiki Award - Design 21.

- 2006 - Winner - Spiral Rendez-vous - Japanese Manufacturing Residency.

- 2004 - Winner - New Design, National Graduate Award - Object Gallery.

Grants

- 2020 - ARC Linkage entitled Designing for sustainability using a transformative repair model, aiming to contribute to a sustainable design economy in Australia with partners Australian Design Centre; Jamfactory Contemporary Craft & Design Incorporated; and Design Tasmania Limited.

- 2018 - Australia Council for the Arts Project Funding grant for a collaboration with Johnny Nargoodah for the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Design Week.

- 2017 - Australia Council for the Arts Project Funding grant for Fremantle Art Centre's In Cahoots Project.

- 2013 - Australian Postgraduate Award for Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong.

- 2005 - New Work grant - Australia Council for the Arts.

Media

Since being named Australian design graduate of the year in 2004 by the New South Wales peak body for design - Object Gallery, now known as the Australian Design Centre (ADC), I have regularly produced non-traditional research outputs for the best public institutions and private companies in Australia. I have a long history exhibiting with the ADC, including Porosity Kabari in 2018, Object Therapy in 2017 and Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery exhibitions 2006-2008. In this final year I was awarded the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, the industry’s largest and most prestigious design award. In 2013 I began exhibiting non-traditional research outputs with the Victorian peak body for art and design, the National Gallery of Victoria, and have since been invited to exhibit a solo exhibition for Melbourne Design Weeks in 2017 and 2020, and a retrospective of the work of Broached Commissions at NGV Australia in 2018/19. Following these solo and retrospective exhibitions the NGV acquired three major research outputs, adding to the existing major work of mine already in their collection. In 2017 I was the only design practitioner to be named a finalist of the Ramsay Art Prize, with my non-traditional research outputs exhibited at the South Australian peak body for art and decorative arts, Art Gallery of South Australia. Lastly, my non-traditional research outputs were exhibited at one of Western Australian peak bodies for art, Fremantle Arts Centre, as part of the In Cahoots Exhibition 2018, to audiences of over 16,000 over a 62 day exhibition.

I work with the most prestigious producers and design galleries in Australia, having produced non-traditional research outputs with top-tier design brands Tait, who make high quality outdoor furniture and UAP, with offices in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York making site specific and production public furniture for the Australian, Asian and American architectural markets. I am a co-founder of Australia’s most highly regarded limited edition design house, Broached Commissions, producing limited edition and one-off pieces for the collectable design market and peak art and design institutions in Australia, Asia, America and Europe. I am also represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Australia’s most esteemed commercial limited edition and collectable design gallery.

My work with top tier international institutions began in 2009 when my research was named a finalist in London Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year’ list and exhibited at this peak body for design in Britain. In 2014 I was invited to exhibit my non-traditional research outputs as part of a Broached Commissions retrospective at top tier Chinese art institution - Ullen’s Centre for Contemporary Art. My work for Broached Commissions was again exhibited at the Italian key peak body for design, the Triennale di Milano as part of their 21st International Exhibition, a survey of time defining design produced internationally in that year.

An indicator of excellence in the design industry is representation at a number of key international  design fairs, including Design Miami in both Basel Switzerland and Miami USA, Salon Art+Design in NYC, Design Days Dubai and the Salone Internationale del Mobile in Milan Italy. Throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019 I have consistently exhibited non-traditional research outcomes with top tier international commercial galleries at these fairs, including: the Salone Internationale del Mobile with Galleria Rossana Orlandi, commonly regarded as one of the best design galleries in the world; and Design Miami, Salon Art+Design and Design Days Dubai with Gallery All, a highly regarded avant-garde gallery based in Beijing and Los Angeles. I also consistently consult to the best manufacturers of design in the world, including top tier international design brands Moooi and Edra, who sell through the best design galleries, retailers, design fairs and their own flag-ship stores in all major international markets. My relationship with Edra beginning when I was announced the winner of the prestigious Space+Edra Award, one of the most coveted design awards in Australia.

 

Works in Production

- 2020 - Saddle Collection - Editions of 5 - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2020 - Ngumu Janka Warnti Collection - Editions of 5 - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2019 - Shaker Family Home - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2017 - 2018 - Pankalangu Collection - Editions of 3 - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2017 - Jangarra Armchair - Edition of 3 - Mangkaja Arts and Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia.

- 2017 - Collision Collection - One offs - Mangkaja Arts and Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia.

- 2017 - Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay Collection - Editions of 3 - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2016 - Dropping a Kumbhar Wala Matka - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2016 - Jugaad with Car Parts - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2016 - Jugaad with Pottery - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2016 - Tidal Collection - Tait, Australia.

- 2015 - Nuptial Collection - DesignByThem, Australia.

- 2015 - Make Do - UAP, Australia.

- 2014 - Council of Nicea - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2014 - Diaspora - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2013 - Chinaman’s File Rocking Chair - Edition of 12 - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2011 - Briggs Family Tea Service - Edition of 5 - Broached Commissions, Australia.

- 2008 - 3d Stencil - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

- 2008 - Japanese Environment Minister’s Furoshiki - Felissimo, Japan.

- 2008 - Pregnant Chair - Moooi, The Netherlands.

- 2004 - Sign Stool Limited Edition - Edition of 50 - Trent Jansen Studio, Australia.

 

Works Held in Public Collections

- 2020 - National Gallery of Victoria - Ngumu Janka Warnti High Back Chair.

- 2019 - National Gallery of Victoria - Jangarra Armchair.

- 2019 - National Gallery of Victoria - Briggs Family Tea Service.

- 2016 - National Gallery of Victoria - Chinaman’s File Rocking Chair.

- 2016 - University of Wollongong - Make Do Bench.

- 2016 - University of Wollongong - Solstice Bench.

- 2015 - University of New South Wales - UNSW Galleries - Make Do Seat, Bench and Coffee Table.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

- 2020 - Partu (Skin) - Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert and Arc One Gallery for the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne, Australia.

- 2017 - Broached Monsters - Criteria for the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne, Australia.

- 2010 - 3d Stencil Melbourne - State of Design and Format Furniture, for the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne, Australia.

- 2009 - 3d Stencil Singapore - Substation Gallery, Singapore.

- 2005 - Tokyo Sign Project - Tokyo Design Tide, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.

- 2005 - Sydney Sign Project - Making It, Space Furniture, Sydney, Australia.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

- 2019 - Galleria Rossana Orlandi – Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy.

- 2018 - Design Storytellers : Broached Commissions - National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

- 2017 - In Cahoots : Artists Collaborate Across Country - Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia.

- 2017 - Salon Art+Design - Gallery All, New York City, USA.

- 2017 - Ramsay Art Prize Exhibition – Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

- 2017 - Creating the Contemporary Chair - National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

- 2016 - XX1T – 21st International Exhibition – Triennale Di Milano, Italy.

- 2016 - Porosity Kabari - Studio X, Columbia University, Mumbai, India.

- 2015 - Gallery All - Design Miami, USA.

- 2014 - Broached Retreat - Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.

- 2013 - Melbourne Now - National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

- 2013 - Broached East - Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

- 2011 - Broached Colonial - Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

- 2010 - Matilda - London Design Festival, London, England.

- 2009 - Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition - London Design Museum, England.

- 2008 - Design Tide, Tokyo, Japan.

- 2008 - Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery - Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

- 2008 - Moooi, Super Studio, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milano, Italy.

Selected Media

- Todd, S. (2020, March 7) Sea Urchin Delights and Future Proof Cabinets. AFR. Retrieved from
https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/design/sea-urchin-delights-and-future-proof-cabinets-how-design-shapes-life-20200227-p5451p

- Downes, B. (2020, March 10) Cross Cultural Exchange Becomes Sinuous Furniture in Partu Skin. Art Guide. Retrieved from
https://artguide.com.au/cross-cultural-exchange-becomes-sinuous-leather-furniture-in-partu-skin

- Craswell, P. (2019, April 7) Object Stories: Shaker Family Cabinet. Design Writer. Retrieved from
https://thedesignwriter.com.au/object-stories-shaker-family-cabinet-by-trent-jansen/

- ArchiProducts. (2019, March 28) Hands to Work, Hearts to God. ArchiProducts. Retrieved from
https://www.archiproducts.com/en/news/hands-to-work-hearts-to-god_69477

- Todd, S. (2018, 24 October) Bespoke Furniture Vying with Artwork as Focus in Wealthy Homes. AFR. Retrieved from
https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/bespoke-furniture-vying-with-artwork-as-focus-in-wealthy-homes-20180920-h15nil

- Edgar, R. (2018, August 7) NGV's Broached Commissions Reflects Australian History Through Design. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from
https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/m11cover-20180803-h13jnk.html

- Todd, S. (2017, November 20) Designer Trent Jansen and the Mangkaja Collective In Cahoots for Fremantle Show. AFR. Retrieved from
https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/design/designer-trent-jansen-and-the-mangkaja-collective-in-cahoots-for-fremantle-show-20171117-gznk2g

- McKenzie, I. (2017, April 19) Fluffy Furs and Curious Cabinets: It's the Broached Monsters!. Nonagon. Retrieved from
https://nonagon.style/broached-monsters-furniture-collection-trent-jansen-australian-mythology/

- Tucker, E. (2017, March 6) Trent Jansen Bases Broached Monsters on Creatures of Australian Folklore. Dezeen. Retrieved from
https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/06/trent-jansen-broached-monsters-furniture-creatures-australian-folklore-design/

- Tomic Hughes, D. (2017, February 16) Broached Monsters Collection by Trent Jansen. Yellow Trace. Retrieved from
https://www.yellowtrace.com.au/trent-jansen-broached-monsters/

- Edgar, R. (2017, January 31) Wild Things Emerge in Designer Trent Jansen's Monsters Series. Melbourne Age. Retrieved from
https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/wild-things-emerge-in-designer-trent-jansens-monsters-series-20170130-gu18g3.html

- Sabina Aouf, R. (2016, 17 August) Trent Jansen Designs Tidal Sunlounger to Capture the Mood of a 1970s Australian Summer. Dezeen. Retrieved from
​​​​​​​https://www.dezeen.com/2016/08/17/trent-jansen-tait-tidal-sunlounger-outdoor-furniture-design/

 

Practice

I maintain a strong design practice, working on object and furniture design projects for the world's best design manufacturers and galleries. I continue to work on production works for manufacturers in Australia, Japan, Holland and Italy, as well as highly resolved, limited edition design outcomes for the international collectable design industry. These projects are facilitated and often produced in the Trent Jansen Studio, located in Thirroul on the NSW Coal Coast.

My general teaching interests are in object and furniture design, with a more specific focus in critical design and design anthropology methodologies. I bring my interest in material culture theory to the class room, and encourage students to consider the ways in which an object embodies the values, ideas, attitudes and assumptions (the culture) of its designer. I teach students to understand their work as vessels for information dissemination, rather than simply functional objects. In this way, I help students to use design as a medium to communicate their values to the world, treating design as activism, with the potential to facilitate attitudinal and behavioural change within a chosen audience.