glass craft + design
  For  years we’ve worked and lived side by side, both in our formal training as glass blowers at JamFactory in Adelaide, South Australia, and also as neighbours in the surrounding foothills. In that time we naturally developed a strong chemistry,

illumini Karen Cunningham and Mandi King page

Karen Cunningham and Mandi King founded illumini in 2009. Project based artist and designers based in Adelaide South Australia

  For  years we’ve worked and lived side by side, both in our formal training as glass blowers at JamFactory in Adelaide, South Australia, and also as neighbours in the surrounding foothills. In that time we naturally developed a strong chemistry,

For  years we’ve worked and lived side by side, both in our formal training as glass blowers at JamFactory in Adelaide, South Australia, and also as neighbours in the surrounding foothills. In that time we naturally developed a strong chemistry,

illumini holey lights

illumini holey lights

ply, glass, LEDs, earth magnets

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illumini greenhouse

illumini greenhouse

For  years we’ve worked and lived side by side, both in our formal training as glass blowers at JamFactory in Adelaide, South Australia, and also as neighbours in the surrounding foothills. In that time we naturally developed a strong chemistry, bonding over  common visions in our craft as well as lifestyle. In February, 2010 we decided to combine our talents into a special collaborative project called “Illumini” to develop hand-made products that reflected those ideals.

It is our strong belief that we’re part of a movement of young artists who are actively re-imagining the bridge between the worlds of design and craft through our work. Our wares demonstrate successful balances of the best sensibilities both approaches of making have to offer. Intimate and intuitive understanding of material combined with fluency in the clean visual language of contemporary design. Clear vision of function in greater contexts. Appreciation for the maximum efficiency of production, with a vested awareness of the impact of our objects in the world.

illumini thumbla tumbla wine

illumini thumbla tumbla wine

illumini good times clocks

illumini good times clocks

illumini at Design Made Trade

illumini at Design Made Trade

illumini greenhouse

illumini greenhouse

solar passive mobile greenhouse with water catchment and storage system

illumini greenhouse

illumini greenhouse

solar passive mobile greenhouse with water catchment and storage system. Corregated glass.

illumini good times wall clock

illumini good times wall clock

illumini between the lines lights

illumini between the lines lights

ply, glass, LEDs