Trent Jansen is a designer based in Thirroul, Australia. Trent holds a Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney, spending a portion of his 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 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 and Gallery All.
Trent lectures and holds workshops at various educational institutions in Australia and abroad. At the moment Trent teaches as part of the Built Environment and Art & Design Faculties at the University of New South Wales and the School of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Trent is currently undertaking a Phd at the University of Wollongong under renowned Australian art historian Ian McLean.
Selected Exhibitions and Recognition:
~ 2017 ~ Creating the Contemporary Chair Exhibition – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
~ 2017 ~ Broached Monsters Exhibition – Criteria Collection, Melbourne, Australia.
~ 2016 ~ XX1T – 21st International Exhibition – Triennale Di Milano, Italy.
~ 2016 ~ Porosity Kabari, Studio X, Mumbai, India.
~ 2014 ~ Broached Retreat Exhibition ~ Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
~ 2013 ~ Chinaman’s File Rocking Chair ~ Launched with Broached Commissions at Broached East, Melbourne, Australia.
~ 2012 ~ Briggs Family Tea Service ~ Launched with Broached Commissions at Broached Colonial, Sydney, Australia.
~ 2011 ~ Inclusion in Sydney’s 100 most influential people of 2010 ~ Sydney Morning Herald.
~ 2009 ~ Finalist ~ London Design Museum ~ Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award, United Kingdom.
~ 2008 ~ Winner ~ Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.
~ 2007 ~ Inclusion in & Fork ~ 100 of the world’s most interesting product designers ~ Phaidon Press.