Viktor Legin and Edward Linacre are Copper Design.
In a sense, our branding was done for us. Coded into our DNA. The studio name started with a joke, two ‘copper heads’ in business together. That sense of humour (and the red hair) has never left us. We take our work, not ourselves, seriously. Play is an essential ingredient in our work.
Viktor Legin is a self confessed perfectionist, his work brilliantly and succinctly articulates just what it takes to master truly minimalist objects and experiences.
His design output is constantly informed by his relationship to and understanding of materials and manufacture. Close partnerships with skilled craftspeople allow him to step outside of conventional manufacturing methods, creating minimal, timeless objects.
Vik was awarded The Good Design Award, Australian International Design Awards 2010 for his ‘Easy Up’ down light and 3rd place in Salone Satellite Awards Milan 2015.
Edward Linacre is consumed by the intricacy and elegance held in geometry. His mathematically resolved forms achieve a delicate balance between utility and beauty.
Ed was inspired by the legacy of his Grandfather, an innovator in Melbourne plastics manufacturing for many years. After time at the famous Brighton Bay School, Ed learned the beginnings of his craft at Swinburne University’s much lauded National Design School (NSD). Further study in Germany saw him spend a semester tutored by Werner Sauer (Wilkhahn) and interning at international consultancy Wiege.
He is obsessed with polyhedra, fractals, and natural geometries symmetry; the way a sea shell and galaxy share the same mathematical spiral sequence.
Ed received the James Dyson Award (Worldwide) in 2011 for his Airdrop irrigation system and was runner up in the 2013 Design Report Award for young designers showing at Salone Satellite in Milan.