Although Mark Lilly has been making furniture for over a decade, it took a move from London to Boorloo, Perth in 2018 for him to really settle into his design sensibilities, and soon after, Manner was created to embody his creative aspirations. Being a self-taught designer and maker, Mark likes to experiment with an honest, DIY aesthetic, but with a contemporary direction. Inspirations swing from the likes of Keiji Ashizawa and Naoto Fukusawa, to Alvar Aalto and Dieter Rams, resulting in his furniture and homewares sitting somewhere between contemporary Japanese design, and modernist Scandinavian form. Mark created Manner to act as a ‘design diary’, to document his ever-evolving experiments with form and function, but also to act as inspiration for others to give it a go themselves.
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