Shifting minimalist form is used to amplify scenes of oppression transitioning to empowerment in a collaborative design that reimagines the acclaimed Australian play. Embodying the conflicting worlds of characters, the simple planar set is constrained, manipulated and expanded as the story moves from one of volatility to empowerment and stability.
The jury unanimously agreed that The Bleeding Tree deserves the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design for the way its powerful presentation reflects the fundamentals of interior design. As a stage set that has been created with light, shade and scale, and where budget was a concern, The Bleeding Tree conveys the true meaning of our craft and also promotes a strong social message around domestic violence. At its core, the best interior design influences emotion and this project does that in the simplest yet most impactful way. If even one piece is removed, it’s nothing, but in its complete simplicity, The Bleeding Tree is everything.