This is my production and commission based furniture.
Mt Field 2
Mt Field 2 was created with my love and interest in Wilderness. Its wild places both inspire and humble me. I like the tension that is created between wilderness and man-made landscapes. There is a boundary here between the safe, familiar and the uncontrolled
Made in Tasmania from Tasmanian Oak and Blackwood. 1900 x 650 x 450mm (2016)
The Bennetts chair was inspired by the early colonialists in Tasmania.
Made from coopered Blackwood, stained Tasmanian Eucalyptus and wallaby skins. (2016)
Mt Field was a commissioned TV cabinet. The brief was to create a storage unit for the clients TV and HIFI equipment that could be hidden when not being used.
Made from Tasmanian Eucalyptus and Blackwood. The doors open and slide back down the sides. (2014)
Hoop Pine Plywood and Celery Top Pine. 1800(L) x 650(H) x 450(D)mm
Buttongrass Tall Boy
1500(H) x 450(W) x 900(L)mm Hoop Pine Plywood and Blackwood
Remarkable Caves Cabinet
Tasmanian Eucalyptus and Blackwood. 1400(L) x 500(D) x 650(H)mm
Hoop Pine Plywood, Celery Top Pine, non toxic paint. 1300(H) x 600(W) x 450(D)mm
This chaise was inspired by ants and their attraction to sugar (namely bottled fruit). The leather upholstery was created to replicate the way fruit is arranged in glass jars.
Hoop Pine Plywood, Stainless Steel and leather. 2001
Jimmy chair was created for an exhibition that celebrated the Tasmanian chair maker from the 1890’s Jimmy Possum who was known for his unique style of joinery and use of readily made materials.
Recycled blackwood timber and copper (hot water tank). 2104
A forever lasting light
Table made from Blackwood and stainless steel. The light source uses an LED.
Carved wooden spoons
Carved wooden spoons
Carved wooden spoons and salad servers
The hobby Hoppy is designed to go on the end of a broom stick (a modern day hobby horse). Let the kids do the sweeping for you!
Wooden robots made from scrap timber and rare earth magnets
This is my production and commissioned based lighting. All work is designed and manufactured in Australia/Tasmania.
Patito is the newest lamp to the touching space collection. It is the continuation of my desire to refine and simplify with sustainability at the forefront of my decision making when choosing materials and ease of assembly and separation.
Georgette Table Lamp 2010
An adjustable table/desk lamp, using minimal materials. 550mm x 350mm. Georgette is Flat packable, and 80% recyclable with each component separable. Shades are available in a variety of colours.
Scrappy Lamp 2014
Table Lamp made from Spun Aluminium, Tasmanian Oak and powder coated steel.
Bill Standing Lamp 2015
Bill is made from Tasmanian Eucalyptus and Components can be separated for replacing if broken or recycling if he is beyond repair. Shades come in a variety of house colours. 2000mm (h) x 500mm (w)
Bill is available through Stylecraft and Workshopped.
Bill Lamp in Franklin Restaurant
The Bill Lamps were commissioned for Franklin Restaurant in Hobart.
George Standing Lamps 2009
George is 2000(h) x 1000(w) mm. Shades are available in a variety of house colours.
George lamp in Red
Ibis Lamp 2008
Ibis was inspired by Balance. Cranes that fly and cranes that move. Made from Tasmanian Eucalyptus and Powder coated steel. 2200-1600mm High, 1500-900mm wide. Recyclable and replaceable.
Glass Pods 2008
Hand blown glass. LED lighting and carved timber 200mm x 250mm
Spotted Glass Pods 2008
Hand blown Marini Glass, LED lighting and hand carved timber
Balga 1 2006
Hoop Pine Plywood. 600mm x 450mm
Hanging Pod (Maddy) 2008
Vacuum formed acrylic Blackwood timber. 650mm x 600mm (removed from production)
Light 67 2007
Hoop pine plywood 600mm x 300mm
South Australian Parliament House
Hand blown glass and timber. I had to work very closely with the heritage architects for this commission. The lights had to be contemporary yet fit in with the heritage values of the building.
South Australian Parliament House
Hand blown glass and timber.
Commission for Qantas Headquarters. I made 4 of these.The counter weights for were 5kgs each and the reach had to be just over 2m.
Ten Days on the Island Pop-Up seating
For this I was commissioned to design a Pop-up seating installation for Ten days on the Island and Hobart City Council.
Roseberry school "Tree of Life"
This commission was done in collaboration with artist Jonathan Partridge.
We wanted to make an art piece that gave a vision of belief, community and discovery to the students in Rosebery. Tree of life sits in a vast wilderness with an expansive sky. The tree is filled with a community/flock of birds from all walks of life representing families, individuals and collectives. Colours were chosen to represent change in season and change in life.
The birds are also a symbol of freedom. Only some of the birds were painted with the idea being that a few can stand out against many.. This was a bit of our metaphor for Rosebery, to give hope and inspiration.. The tree is gnarled and twisted representing the trials and triumphs of wisdom and growth.
Lansdowne Primary school seating
I made this commission with Forrest Whitten an amazing saw miller, furniture maker and builder. We felled the trees, milled them and then carved the timber. At the end of this process our waste was enough to half fill a garbage bag.
Landsdowne Primary School seating
we asked 6-9 year olds to come up with some haiku poems about their interpretation of life which was then routed into the seats.
Snug Primary "Apple Box"
This is a commission done in collaboration with Forrest Whitten. This commission was designed to draw on the history of apple growing in the region
Apple Box seating
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