You should meet Jackie Dunstone. Her Dad was a Dutch immigrant who served in the Canadian and Dutch armies as a photographer in Indonesia. He was forced to flee to Fremantle and then to Bondi after landing in hot water for selling photos to the CIA. He eventually met Jackie’s Mum who was working as a journalist in Forbes, NSW and they settled in our nation’s capital (Canberra for those readers outside the territory). Jackie spent her early years hanging out soaking up the Marimekko textiles and modernist timber furniture at interior design store "Studio 12” in Manuka, owned by Heather ‘Nikki’ Paral (Jackie’s Godmother). That’s the short version. It’s a rich story that undoubtedly set the scene for Jackie’s adventures as a multidisciplinary artist, entrepreneur and creative do’er.Read More
Happy snaps of the latest pieces we’ve turned out of the workshop, moments before they’re whisked away to their new homes.Read More
With our new street frontage the container office has been getting a lot of attention, and we thought it was a good opportunity to share how it was made and the finishes that we used.Read More
Arthur Choi is a busy guy. We had the honour of working with him on his latest venture, Alter Ego in Civic. It looks incredible and so does the food. Read more hereRead More
Our latest table has been a real treat to make. A modern take on the refectory table design, this style was originally made as a banquet table in medieval times. It earned this title as its designed to span across great halls and dining rooms to accommodate large numbers of people.Read More
This crew of builders are lucky enough to have recently set up camp in one of those beautiful 1930s duplex buildings in Murray Cres, Griffith. They've done a beautiful job fitting out the old spaces bringing the building back to it's raw bones.
The guys at Milin were a pleasure to collaborate with. They knew what they were after - old timbers in their raw natural form to accompany the use of glass and steel in the rest of the fitout - so we got to work.
Carefully picking the most rustic boards, packed with patina, we made a Ledge and Brace door to slide across the entrance to their conference room and timber stair treads and landings for the staircase. Doesn't the timber look great in this raw ground and brushed state!
A client commissioned us to make an outdoor table from Australian White Cedar, salvaged from a tree from the front yard of the house he grew up in.Read More
The clients wanted a simple, strong table with a bit of extra style, and they are really happy with the design we worked up together.Read More
If you are up for drinking awesome fresh brewed beer – and checking out some beautiful recycled timbers - head down to Capital Brewing’s new brewery and tap room at Dairy Road in Fyshwick.Read More
Designed and built on the brief of a flat pack bed with the disassembly method concealed – this project was a fun challenge.Read More
Long standing clients asked us to design and build a round table, to be based on the Corry Table Thor made a few years ago for a Design Canberra exhibition. An exciting commission!Read More
The crew of doctors responsible for Braddon’s new specialist consulting space, More Than Medicine, came to us for something unique for their new fit out. Keen to avoid the average clinical waiting room, they were on a mission for some grounding timber pieces to build more of a community friendly space for clients to relax and feel at home.Read More
Late last year some clients came in who were looking for a custom made library and entertainment unit made in recycled Spotted Gum for their new home in Canberra.
We learnt that they were fond readers, historians, and passionate musicians with a large quantity of books! They wanted a piece that contributed warmth and character to their modern, north facing, light filled living room. Read moreRead More