As a furniture maker I spend a lot of time making sawdust, and of course, consequently sweeping it and collecting it from the floor each day (sawdust to be later collected by a local farmer, for pigs, chickens and mulch). I have acquired many different dustpans over the years and eventually managed to break them with general use (on occasion clumsiness was a factor). Unable to find a better option, to address both durability and large capacity, I decided to develop my own, coming up with the ‘Tough’ dustpan: Our... Read The Rest →
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Inspired by camping tents glowing at night, the ‘Tent Lamp’ brings the outdoors indoors in a playful, almost nostalgic way. This is for individuals who are less outdoorsy and more adventurous at heart. Disregard the realities of camping, as this familiar tent form and its warming glow, conjure only the most romantic memories of camping. Beautifully detailed and designed, the lamp looks great as a room sculpture during the day and as a table or shelf lamp during the night. Measuring 10cm height, 22cm length and 18cm width, the lamp has been made from a thin porcelain that picks up all the subtle shapes of a tent.... Read The Rest →
When the opportunity presents itself, its nice to do something a bit fun, maybe a little strange and most importantly experimental. Designed and made for Fringe Furniture 2017.
I was fortunate to be included in the 2016 Handkrafted showcase, at this years (2016) Denfair. Accompanying me where six other talented makers, representing their own respective brands, workshops and products. All the participants in the stand shared common principles of making, which was reflected in a very high quality of workmanship throughout. See images below of each makers work and be sure to follow the links provided, to find out more about each individual designer / maker and their furniture making practice. Handkrafted Apparentt Bern Chandley Auld Design Sawdust Bureau... Read The Rest →
One of the most promising design brands to choose Den Fair as its launch pad next week is, Melbourne furniture brand Apparentt. The impressive first collection will launch with 12 brand new pieces of furniture and lighting, developed by the founding team of Managing Director – Elliot Gorham & Creative Director – Louise Gorham. The Collection of products hinges itself on a simple but potent ethos: simple and durable ‘, and there’s certainly simplicity and strength, with an accompanied beauty of form. Navigating the minefield of a fledgling business can be... Read The Rest →
Many of our birds and other animals rely on tree hollows to live and breed in, but trees with hollows are a dwindling resource. Hollows only form in very old trees, at least 100 years old, so with widespread clearing for farming, timber production or development, many old, hollow-bearing trees are simply not there any more. Unfortunately, most of the available man made birdhouses in Australia don’t meet the ideal needs of the birds. Their structures and designs are taken from a European model and few are modified to suit... Read The Rest →
A simple sturdy park bench, built for no real reason… Made using; solid Tasmanian Oak and black HDPE plastic.
This low profile piece has an extremely simple aesthetic. Clean lines accented by green planes and exposed plywood edges, which outline the chest of drawers. Boasting a restrained use of materials, in that Plywood & drawers runners are all that makes up the product.