Paul Townsin is an Industrial Designer based in Adelaide, South Australia.
A passion for design and, in particular, object, furniture and lighting has driven the development of self-initiated and bespoke projects.
The Me & Me Too collection was a national finalist in Launch Pad in 2013, received a commendation for the concept category of Vivid at Furnitex 2013, and was exhibited for the first time as a full range with a fantastic response at The Edge, Design and Decoration Sydney, 2014.
A focus on working with interesting materials in interesting ways whilst developing thoughtful and thoroughly considered objects forms the backbone of Townsin's designs.
However, having a belief that every project is different and requires a unique response, Townsin's designs do not fall under any one fixed methodology or process. All designs do require a high level of moral conscience to ensure that the appropriate consideration is given to each element of a design, the design response is suited to the project and designs have positive impacts on all that come into contact with them. Townsin always aims to source the best local materials and, wherever possible, employ local craftspeople to produce his products.
Highlighting Townsin's commitment to design in South Australia, he is a sitting member of the Design Institute of Australia (SA Branch) council and is curating various local exhibitions aimed at connecting local designers with manufacturers, retailers and specifiers.