the fortynine studio flip flop slip pinch dish, tin blue
The Fortynine is an object design studio with a focus on making and materiality. Their work has strong references to the natural Australian landscape and uses local materials. The Fortynine Studio make things for everyday use. They aim to foster good local design as an alternative to mass produced, commercial products.
The Fortynine Studio is made up of designers Ben Elbourne and Harriet Watts.
Their name is a reference to small scale and local manufacture, and more loosely, the handmade. Under Australian law, forty-nine is the maximum number of objects that can be made where the design is protected by copyright. Once a multiple of 50 is made a design is considered mass manufactured.