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JIM HANNON-TAN AND LINEA
Linea’s form is like a miniature streetscape when the number of different interchangeable components is brought together. Dishes cantilever, cups stand tall and the tray provides a solid foundation for Linea’s customised configurations and lengths. It accommodates anything from pencils and paperclips to soaps and sponges, making it well suited to living areas, the study, kitchen or bathroom.
Pen’s collaboration with Adelaide-based designer Jim Hannon-Tan has given rise to something they like to call ‘desktop architecture’. The initial inspiration was derived from architect, Oscar Niemeyer’s National Congress building. Jim has a keen eye for colour and texture and its especially evident in Linea’s two distinct material palettes. The first evokes the high-end glamour of the Art Deco period with components made of copper, brass, aluminium, stainless steel and Carrara marble. While the second is a modern mix of anodised aluminium and silicone available in black, white, transparent and teal. Look out for the release of more colour ranges and components to expand Linea’s already impressive functionality.
Driven by a passion for genuine innovation, Jim Hannon-Tan has always sought to broaden his scope as an industrial designer. Over the past 15 years he has worked in Milan, Amsterdam & London, in the studios of top designers Stefano Giovannoni, Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon and for the world's leading design brands including Alessi, Magis, Moooi among many others. In 2015 he established an Australian based studio of his own and works globally.