Artist shaping large circular timber art piece on workbench.

Credit Mark Cocksedge


Design Tasmania presents ReCoil + Continuum by Brodie Neill

Date 04.10.2021 - 27.10.2021
Location 6-7 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU


ReCoil + Continuum are borne from a passion to respect and honour natural materials. It shows how resourcefulness makes a positive contribution to culture.

ReCoil is an elliptical centrepiece of veneer off-cuts. It uses six species of treasured Tasmanian tree, harvested underwater from Lake Pieman in the West Coast of Tasmania by innovators Hydrowood.

Over three kilometres of Huon Pine, Tasmanian Oak, Celery Top Pine, Sassafras, Myrtle and Blackwood, are coiled in concentric circles to pay homage to the annual growth ring formations of treasured old-growth trees. This is a continuation of Neill’s quest to recontextualise our relationship with materials.



Brodie Neill is known for his mastery of materials, form, and process. He crafts inventive, resourceful, beautiful contemporary design works.

Tasmania born and bred, London-based, Brodie Neill recontextualises and transforms not only recycled materials, but the forgotten, the waste, the discarded, into mesmerizingly beautiful, refined designs. All of this with a strong message, elegantly contained in each piece. They embody care, environment, origin, and lifecycle. Eminently collectable, Brodie Neill designs can be found in galleries and museums, as well as the home, particularly with the self-produced Made in Ratio collection.



Design Tasmania is a not-for-profit design centre dedicated, since 1976, to show how design makes a difference, not just to a privileged few, but to all in the community.

Brodie Neill designs work that celebrates form, function, process, and materiality, with an unexpected journey of the reimagined. His mission is to tread lightly on the earth and celebrate our resources. Tasmanian born and bred, London-based, his work is held in collections and galleries worldwide.

Hydrowood is one of the world’s first underwater forestry operations reclaiming timber from hydroelectric dams. PEFC certified and ethically sourced Hydrowood timber has a story and character like no other.