Many Peaks Assembly is an independent design studio, founded by designer/maker Rose Megirian, producing hand crafted and highly refined design items.
All Many Peaks Assembly products are designed and made in-house as one-off pieces or in small quantities. Unique and exquisitely finished, Many Peaks Assembly is built around the idea that good design lies in superior form and function, without compromising one over the other; leading to the production of things that will ultimately be kept for longer without need or want for replacement.
For Rose, craft is more than just a way of making things, it is a way of being. A dynamic process of learning and understanding through material experience. It is a tool to connect the heritage of the past with our present, to exist creatively and intelligently. It is intellectual and practical skills and enables one to understand the properties of a wide range of tools, machines, materials and systems as well as offering up opportunities to think critically and imaginatively about cultural values, cultural history, aesthetics, quality, craftsmanship and fitness for purpose.
Understanding the most effective way to minimise harm is for all of us to consume less overall, her focus is on creating highly functional, timeless pieces of the highest possible quality. Additionally, attempting to build meaningful or emotional connections between objects and their owners in order to minimise need or want for replacement.
Rose’s interests and skills are broad and wide reaching and include pattern drafting, dyeing, printing, embroidery, garment construction, gold and silver smithing and print making. She has a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from RMIT, majoring in fashion, a Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture and has been practicing for over 10 years. She has exhibited both locally and internationally and has engaged with communities throughout Australia as a maker, teacher and arts facilitator.
Rose believes championing and supporting creative industries and centring the people who make our stuff as the highly skilled craftspeople they are is key to ethical consumption and sustainability.
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Found at Fremantle Arts Centre and Artisan in Brisbane.