Designer and academic, Trent has developed a unique style, known as Design Anthropology.
This method was devised to move design beyond the stark pragmatism of Modernism and its incongruence with the beautiful imperfection of humanity.
Design Anthropology focuses on these imperfections, studying the history and culture of human societies and taking design inspiration from the rich stories that punctuate human heritage.
The products, furnitures and interiors that result from this design method are richly symbolic, and tell innately human stories; every project developed under this model is designed to speak to its owner on an emotional level.
In some instances the stories chosen by Trent Jansen embody the identity of an individual or single-family group. In other cases a chosen narrative is designed to embody aspects of national identity.