‘The study of lines continually provide us with unexpected new directions’
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Past Event

A Line Has No Limits

Presented by Jeff Maas and Chris Connell


Thu 18 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 19 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 20 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 22 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tue 23 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am - 6:00pm


Free, no booking required


Chris Connell Design
78 Saint Kilda Road, St Kilda Victoria 3182, Australia


Seating available

The interpretation of a line can be an ever-changing process of discovery. When lines become drawings fixed in steel, stone, or wood, what becomes of that creative moment? Combining contemporary techniques of computer-aided design with the sensitivity of the craftsperson’s hand, it’s possible to keep that creative moment open.

Chris Connell and Jeff Maas explore the expressive gestures of lines in their furniture collaborations. Through an iterative process of modeling and prototyping they test that potential. Coinciding with the NGV’s acquisition of the Altar table (2022) for Melbourne Now, Chris and Jeff present current work in progress for the duration of Melbourne Design Week.


Chris Connell

Chris Connell’s multidisciplinary design practice includes architecture, interiors, furniture, and objects. In a career spanning more than forty years, Connell’s designs have become renowned for their simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail. The Altar table was shortlisted for the 2022 Australian Furniture Design Award and has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. His Pepe chair, designed for MAP in 1992, is held in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Jeff Maas

Jeff Maas operates an independent furniture production house based in Melbourne and has worked with Chris Connell over many years to realise a series of commissioned works. Previously, he oversaw the evolution of Connell’s MAP International brand following its acquisition by Schiavello which including the development of the Gallery chair in 2017 for general use within the National Gallery of Victoria.

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