I’ve admired the work of Australian design duo, Inaluxe, for many years now. A small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd which was founded in 2006; their studio is located in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia and their work has a colourful, mid-century retro style.
They work mostly in gouache, ink, and acrylic paint as well as paper, wood panels, and linen and are mostly influenced or inspired by the natural world: organic forms found in nature; the magnificence of birds and animals; fleeting human interactions.
While their designs might be abstract, there is a basis, and human foundation to their existence. They evoke feelings and thoughts, rather than being mere literal interpretations of a subject. Little wonder then that their long-time heroes are Robert Rauschenberg, the early Abstract Expressionists of the 1920′s onwards, and Mark Rothko.
“As well as creating, we enjoy taking our dog Kibi for bush walks, exploring the forests, and getting to know all the amazing wildlife we are now neighbours with,” they explain. “We are avid collectors of vintage objects, furniture, books, and music. We are keen gardeners, and love landscape design, and renovating.” Sounds like our sort of design duo! Nice work Kristina and Jason.