Isobel (Ella) Lord is a writer and designer interested in considering modes and experiences of contemporary life. Ella studied architecture at the University of Sydney. Since graduation, Ella has been working professionally as well as collaboratively with Sophie Lanigan as AGENDA Lord and Lanigan, questioning form, the agency of practice, and the function of the studio.
Rectangular dining tables are pervasive in western culture. Ella Lord explores the power dynamics at play around dining tables, and speaks with two couples who have designed their own tables that reflect the non-traditional structures within their families.