Furniture, Homeware, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Timber
Matt Pearson of MJP Studio is an Adelaide based furniture designer maker whose practice is focused on locally manufactured products, highly refined handmade pieces and limited edition conceptual designs for exhibition.
Pearson strives to create objects that are woven into the fabric of the family home. He explores how objects can support notions of home, identity and belonging, and looks at how our interactions with objects can inform our sense of home, and hopefully, enhance our lives.
Born in Sydney, Pearson moved to Launceston in 2011 to complete a Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours at the UTAS School of Architecture and Design, majoring in Furniture. He then went on to complete the Associate program at JamFactory in Adelaide, under the guidance of Jon Goulder. Matt has consistently sought a hands-on approach to his design practice, through which he has established a sound understanding of materials and a familiarity with the industrial and technological processes that enable efficient production.
2016, Generate Exhibition, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia
2016, Drink Dine Design, Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia
2016, Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Prize, Brighton, Australia
2015, Drink Dine Design, Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia
2015, Clarence Furniture Prize, Rosny Barn, Hobart, Australia
2014, TRI Exhibition, Design Tasmania Centre, Launceston, Australia
2014, Furniture Exhibition, Handmark Gallery Salamanca, Hobart, Australia
2014, Rethinking Jimmy Possum, Design Tasmania Centre, Launceston, Australia
2014, GOTYA, DesignEx, Sydney, Australia
2013, Sample Exhibition, Design Tasmania Centre, Launceston, Australia
2015-2016, Furniture Associate, JamFactory, Adelaide
2014, Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours [Research], University of Tasmania, Launceston
2013, Bachelor of Environmental Design [Furniture], University of Tasmania, Launceston
2010, Certificate IV Small Business Management, TAFE NSW, Baulkham Hills
2016, Highly Commended, Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Prize, SA
2014, Winner - Furniture, Graduate of the Year Awards, Design Institute of Australia (Vic/Tas)
2016, Nathan Crane, Drink Dine Design Finalists, Adelaide Review
2015, Penny Craswell, Design and Waste: ethically-sourced materials, The Design Writer