Trent Jansen is a designer based in Thirroul, Australia. He is also a lecturer at the University of New South Wales and holds workshops at various educational institutions in Australia and abroad. The designer gained his PhD from the University of Wollongong under renowned Australian art historian Ian McLean; and his Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney. He also spent a portion of his undergraduate degree in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. After a period working under Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, Trent returned to Australia to set up a design studio in Sydney, before moving his practice to Thirroul on the New South Wales South Coast.
Trent Jansen has a great deal of respect for cultural heritage and is extraordinarily thorough in incorporating cultural identity and history into his works. He applies his method of Design Anthropology to the design of products and furniture for manufacturers including Moooi, DesignByThem and Tait. This approach is also applied to the design of limited edition and one-off pieces for clients including the Molonglo Group and design galleries Broached Commissions, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Galleria Rossana Orlandi, ALM and Gallery All.
Products in collaboration with Broached Commissions.