There is an inherent beauty in the natural quality and warmth of timber, and, when partnered with the unique relationship that only occurs between people and the built environment in which they inhabit, creates an intimate sense of belonging and personal identity. The Handsome & Co exhibition is a collective of works from local designer/makers who, together, make up the Handsome & Co workshop community. With beautiful timbers and quality woodworking at its heart, this collection encompasses the diversity and craftsmanship which stems from years of experience, training and knowledge fostered... Read The Rest →
Entrepreneurship is jumping off a cliff and assembling a plane on the way down. I’m a designer/maker, I produce slowly and with the highest of quality, I am an entrepreneur with a passion for the tangible and I am first and foremost a craftsman. I am sure of these things… but I’m NOT sure where I fit in. I have been pondering this quite a bit of late and the big question is; do I want my output to be bigger than it currently is, and do I want to... Read The Rest →
I was quite excited at the prospect of being able to develop a chair design.My visual concept was to carry traditional indoor elegance outside through the appropriation of three different styles of seat. Chesterfield, wingback and Queen Anne. My piece is quite recognisable incorporation of these styles. The object has also been enlarged by roughly 10% as outdoor furniture can be dwarfed by the abundance of space. The chairs practical duty is to retain a bed of lawn as its seat area. My concept for this is “to make sitting... Read The Rest →
“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow” – Grant Wood. The stool is simple, however boasts a unique image through the contrasted tones of cork and ply, with the addition of a smart strip of bright stainless steel that belts the whole thing together like a ribbon. The design, while incorporating an industrial element of steel strapping typically used in packaging and transport industries for its function, now heralds its attractive and simple nature as a decorative addition, while still... Read The Rest →
Problem: Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community has less geographical limitation, as people can now gather virtually in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location. Prior to the internet, virtual communities (like social or academic organizations) were far more limited by the constraints of available communication and transportation technologies (wikipedia). Solution: Organise a gathering. Scout Hall Table, 3 meters x 750mm x 750mm.
Images from a recent custom job, in which the client wanted six walnut chairs to go with our NB Table.
Many species of walnut exist throughout the world, but the most common species in North America is Black Walnut. The tree grows abundantly across the continent, but doesn’t yield as much wood as other larger species, such as oak and maple. Black Walnut’s favorable working characteristics and rich color make it one of the most valued domestic lumbers. The heartwood of the tree ranges from dark tan to a deep chocolate brown, sometimes with streaks of purple and green hues. The sapwood is a very pale yellow, and can add... Read The Rest →
Elliot Gorham – Noddy Boffin + Handsome & Co featured in the career one section of MX. ‘Carving a career in wood’ from a teenager who had a knack for woodwork, to a designer who pushes creative boundaries. Elliot Gorham is putting his stamp on furniture design, one unique concept at a time …
WHO ARE WE: Handsome & Co is a Melbourne school of fine woodworking and furniture design. We host evening classes to instruct fine woodworking skills to adult students attending evening woodworking courses. Dedicated to instructing and fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking, Handsome and Co is a school specifically for traditional and modern woodworking techniques, with one important underlining principle; to instruct and demonstrate the methods of achieving the highest quality in both the design and manufacture in timber products. Our tutors are professional designer/makers; each brings a wealth of extensive... Read The Rest →
Handsome & Co is a school for furniture design. Providing skills and business training for artists and designers, in a two-year residency and fine woodworking skills to adult students attending evening woodworking courses. Dedicated to instructing and fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking, Handsome and Co is a school for traditional and modern woodworking techniques, with one important underlining principle; to instruct and demonstrate the methods of achieving the highest quality in both the design and manufacture in timber products. Handsome & Co offers courses in fine furniture making for everyone... Read The Rest →