We had a six day stopover in Dubai on the way to Berlin. It was incredibly hot with an oppressive heat - 45 degrees in the shade. So surreal and unlike any other place I have visited thus far. I felt like I was on a film set
With over 100 designers from all corners of the globe, the festival offered an eclectic array of textured and colourful designer product and prototypes in all sorts of materials - from lighting, furniture, jewellery, fashion wear and homewares to bionic toys and the controversial independent baby labour unit named The Birth Box plus much more.
As I am currently in Berlin exhibiting at the DMY International Design Festival I am unable to attend this year's DEN Fair in Melbourne. However, my work is represented by Makers Lane and will be on exhibit at their Stand - Number 510.
"From the moment I laid eyes on your art works, I knew I wanted ... no, needed one in my new home. You've been so helpful in assisting me to pick the perfect piece for my entrance. I told you I wanted a piece that had to be colourful, had to have flair and definitely had to make a statement. You didn't disappoint."
A new year for me generally means a change in artistic direction and the development of a new style of artwork . This year sees me churning out "painterly" artworks and I am quite enchanted in seeing a sense of freedom and playfulness leaping out of my images. What do you think?
“I worked with Sonja on a beautiful piece of abstract art to sit adjacent to our pool. It was a joy to work with Sonja who is not only passionate about what she designs and produces, but she is totally committed to producing a final piece that is of the most superb quality. "
As consumers we are flooded with beautiful imagery and 'media noise' in magazines and online daily; we are heavily influenced by what we see. You can either follow 'the pack' or try to create your own unique style drawing inspiration from things you love, memories and things you see every day, grouping it together to create something personal for you .... creating uniqueness is what Sonja has chosen to do and her work continues to amaze me ...
I'm absolutely honoured that superstar producers/stylists, Bree Leech and Heather Nette King chose one of my planetary artworks to feature in this years Dulux 2016 Colour Forecast Campaign which encompasses the Design Age ...
“I moved house a few months ago and was on the lookout for a statement piece of art for my kitchen/living area. I came across Sonja Robar on Instagram and checked out her website and immediately fell in love with her work."
“We commissioned a unique piece for our Gold Coast home via email, based on work we saw on her website and are very happy with the beautiful work gracing our entry wall. Our large scale artwork is one of a kind and so much more special than any catalogue product our interior designer had suggested."
I am proud to announce that last night I became the 2015 Winner of the Corangamarah Acquisitive Art Prize for my work, Seeing the Forest which was judged on my interpretation of the term con.ceit. What an honour!
I'd like to thank everyone who visited DEN Furniture & Design Fair over the last three days and to those I had a chance to personally connect with. I spoke with many wonderful people and I thank you for your warm and encouraging comments on my work.
The excitement within is overwhelming and part of me wants to post images of every design I will be showcasing at the Fair but that would be boring, wouldn't it? Best to keep the child within you curious and wondering.
“I’ve long admired Sonja’s works and getting a commissioned artwork was easy for me and a really quick process. I sent Sonja various pictures of my space and chose a few designs off her website, which I thought would look great in my home. Sonja scaled her designs to fit my space and her advice on sizes and colours brought me to a definite conclusion as to which artwork I would select.”
“Sonja has just hung a fabulous large piece of art in our bedroom. I came upon Sonja Robar and her art at an artists market and loved the uniqueness of her pieces. I wanted one but I wasn’t sure which as I was overwhelmed by the choices that I loved."