Equal parts industrially aesthetic and also visually warm, through its blend of cold ‘black steel’ and the warm timber spindle (American Oak). The ‘Morse’ pendant light would suit a range of interior contexts both commercial and residential. The idea that drove the shape and assembly of the two components that make up the ‘Morse’ pendant light, were inspired directly by the conical form of a ‘Morse Taper’ (aka machine taper). Morse taper systems are used in almost all machine tool spindles, acting as the primary method of attachment for tooling.... Read The Rest →
We were recently approached by the ‘RMIT School of Architecture and Design’ to donate a piece for a student run auction, to help raise funds for this years graduating class of Interior Designers to organise and host an exhibition. “INDEX is the graduate show of unique work from a group of individuals each pursuing their own design trajectory, offering insight into contemporary concerns and ideas generated through a range of projects related to the practice of Interior Design. The final year of the program is a self-directed investigation and INDEX... Read The Rest →
I’ve read a few articles on the theft of intellectual property and one of the most recent was ‘Is it time to redesign the law around ‘replica’ furniture?’, in which lighting designer David Trubridge expresses his frustrations of the theft of his designs by saying ‘…I don’t think a respectable company should do something like that’. I didn’t ever expect it to happen to me. I feel like it’s a clichéd mentality, but when it does happen, it sure does rock what I believed were the ideals of the design... Read The Rest →
How would you describe your design philosophy and aesthetic? Simple but clever, is the ultimate goal, but it’s easier said then done… My design philosophy is to create objects that are attractive and engaging and as much as possible, I try not to follow trends. I am continually experimenting with different processes, materials and aesthetics, to be interested and interesting. Lastly, quality and credibility are very important, durability to function into antiquity and longevity to be environmentally friendly…… READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE.
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array. And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend, I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
Definition: a rack supporting wood for sawing. Origin of the word: You use it when sawing. It resembles a horse. Aka: Mule or Pony (used for shorter trestles).
This is the final installment in a series of projects that all came from a single slab of Huon Pine (approx. 1000 length x 600 width x 70mm thick). The Huon slab was provided by the client, a client who had no real needs or wants for the timber and instead presented an opportunity to develop interesting and fun objects. This last piece is simply a cube of timber (specifically Huon Pine). The thoughts behind the creation of a cube, is purely to showcase the lovely/beautiful/decorative/rare material. Previously the slab... Read The Rest →
Developed as a product for last years Handsome & Co stall at the Big Design Market (December 2014). The bowls employ two methods of manufacture to create a turned exterior (using a wood lathe) and a faceted interior (using a combination of jigs and machines). The combination of facets and curves offers an interesting contrast of shapes.
This stool combines a range of skills practiced in exercises leading up to this one project, including; hand cut mortise and tenon, lap joinery, widening joint and shaping and tapering using a range of techniques. It is simple, but makes and excellent educational tool. For more information on these stools and learning to make furniture check out Handsome & Co.
I had the privilege recently of working with Huon Pine, if you don’t know about it, here are some amazing facts to give context to my pleasure: The Huon pine is Australia’s oldest living tree and is one of the oldest living organisms on earth. Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years. Fossil records from a tree found in the south-west of Tasmania were dated at 3,462 years. (Carder A., 1995). Only the bristle-cone pine of North America exceeds it in age. The Huon pine grows... Read The Rest →