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Design - Design drawing on graph paper for Harmonic
  • Design drawing on graph paper for Harmonic
    Alice, Abi
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Design drawing on graph paper for Harmonic

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (Possibly)

  • Date:

    early 21st century

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alice, Abi (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in pencil on graph paper.

  • Credit Line:

    The gift of Abi Alice

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 112

Abi Alice was born in Sydney, Australia. She has a Bachelors (completed 1996) and a Masters degree in Fine Art (completed 2007), from the Sculpture, Performance and Installation Department at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Since 2001 she has had solo shows and group exhibitions in Sydney, the wider New South Wales area and Melbourne.

Her interest lies in mathematics and geometry. She uses grid paper and co-ordinates to create intricate geometric compositions based on arcs, circles and lines. The compositions begin as drawings, which Alice then works up into paintings, including colour to create form. In many instances this then becomes the foundation for a 3-D object, which she creates through ‘choices in cutting, bending and folding’.

This is one of a group of objects (E.628 to E.633-2015) produced during Abi Alice’s collaboration with Alessi, the Italian houseware and kitchen company, and illustrate the stages of her working process.

Alice has produced four pieces in collaboration with Alessi which together form the ‘Resonance’ series: ‘Resonance’ for the autumn/winter collection, 2006; ‘Harmonic’ and ‘Small Resonance’ for the spring/ summer collection, 2008; and ‘Pianissimo’ for the spring/ summer collection, 2009. The title of the series is based on Alice’s belief that when she arrives at a harmonious composition, it is as if one can hear it.

She describes the work produced during her collaboration with Alessi as an interdisciplinary project. Her intention is to celebrate all creative art forms and illustrate how the same fundamental geometries can be used to produce three different outcomes: a drawing, a painting and an object.

Alessi translates her harmonious compositions into objects by cutting, folding and curving sheets of stainless steel.

Physical description

Geometric drawing comprising of three circles on graph paper.

Place of Origin

London (Possibly)


early 21st century


Alice, Abi (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn in pencil on graph paper.


Height: 29.6 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Abi Alice; design drawing on graph paper for Harmonic


Pencil; Graph-paper




Designs; Silver

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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