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.
Late in 2015, we completed a commission for the team at ‘Arkibar Cucina’. We developed and manufactured a range of unique furniture pieces for their new restaurant in South Melbourne. The range of products we designed and supplied included; full height bar stools, standard height stools, pendant lights, square and round Oak tabletops and a large round communal table. Working with the guys from ‘Arkibar’, we created a carefully considered collection of furniture to suite both the restaurant’s style and the day-to-day function of the space. If you’re ever in... Read The Rest →
Our Morse Pendant light now available in Canberra @ Meet Gather Collect
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 →