Laying out the timber before the design process gives me an insight into its story
I design things that people need, use and treasure every day
I start with an object’s core function and indulge in experimentation
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Timber is a fascinating material due to the individual characteristics of each piece of wood
The evolution of each piece informs and shapes my adventure in furniture design.
My approach to design is very simple: start with an object’s core function and indulge in experimentation
My fascination with construction began at an early age. I was at my happiest when wielding my pink plastic hammer, banging nails haphazardly into blocks of wood under the watchful eye of my grandfather. This love of woodwork continued throughout my childhood, leading to studies in materials technology at Swinburne University of Technology and furniture technology at RMIT. I further developed my skills at Xilo Functional Woodworks, working on many curious projects including the Lyon Housemuseum in Kew.
Since 2010 I have worked at Artillery Interior Architecture as a designer and CAD manager where I apply my skills to their interior design practice. An opportunity also arose through Artillery to assist in a model-making program for children. It has been inspiring to witness how children embrace projects with pure enthusiasm and creativity, devoid of any pre-conceived ideas of how something should be built.
I take what I have learnt from my studies, what I have learnt from my mistakes and channel this knowledge into each new project. The evolution of each piece informs and shapes my adventure in furniture design. I believe if you don’t understand how you got there, then you never took the journey …
Every vein, dimple and imperfection has its own story, even in mass produced furniture. Instead of disguising these elements to create uniformity, my technique embraces features of the wood to make unique products. Laying out the timber before the design process gives me an insight into its story, and how I might create a new story, and a new piece.
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Breadboards, chairs, desks and knives – I have created custom pieces for a diverse range of domestic and commercial projects over the years. Each project has helped to refine my craft, broaden my expertise and enhance my designs. My work has a Scandinavian aesthetic but I can produce pieces in most styles given client requirements. I have designed everything from chopping boards to tables to bookcases, in styles ranging from contemporary to rustic. They vary from traditional pieces to more unusual projects, but all are meticulously designed examples of function meeting form.
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