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Simon Alexander Cook
Consultant Designer Maker Artist
Simon is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist establishing a studio in Sydney, creating furniture from urban salvaged timbers, plywood and ecological art installations that inspire, educate and restore indigenous species habitats.
Et Tu the Valet Stand
Grace Sonic Boom series
Grace Archive series
Simon has studied design at Sydney College of the Arts (BA Interior Design) receiving the Design School Academic Award and also trained as a Natural Area Restoration supervisor. He has worked with several leading Sydney architects and in design studios such as Tony Masters and BKH Burley Katon Halliday. Simons practice includes eco-art installations, public artwork, graphics, interiors, esd research and habitat restorations, in Sydney Australia.
His art furniture has been exhibited and acquired in several private and public collections (Object, Tap and Casula Powerhouse galleries Sydney NSW, Northern Territory Art Gallery, South Australian Museum, Fringe Furniture VIC and Aust Embassy Germany) having firstly represented Australia for Talentborse Handwerk, Munich 1992.
Taking much inspiration from a life sensitive to natural bushland, farm landscapes and conservation Simon aims to give back generously in responses with an understanding and passion for geometry, sculptural drama and habitats. His ongoing purpose strives for responsible eco-design innovation, with intergenerational global and local relevance.
Simon recently won the UWS2010 Sculpture Award (Landcom Peoples Choice) prize with the floating work "Falling_Fowl#1", UWS Macarthur Campus.
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts
Australia Council for the Arts Industrialisation,
Artist+Industry Award, Melbourne Fringe, AUS
Talentborse Handwerk, Munchen, DE
Magazine Covers - Object, Interior Architecture