This design is fully developed and is an evolution of Bec's Pattern Coffee Table (see completed). It can be custom sized, the wood types can be varied and the pattern can be whatever takes your whim.
For houses that have a shoes off at the door policy, this bench is sized to be comfortable to sit on and easy to store your shoes in, whilst looking neat. The miters and bevels lighten the look and make this simple piece more refined.
Designed to run along a wall with a big window in it. The lower part of the shelves can be used as a bench or even lounged on whilst looking out the window and reading a book. Functional, comfortable, beautiful and interesting.
The 'Tree' dining chair
The brain child of Bec this design was further developed and refined by Dave. Its a simple scandi style design that uses a tree pattern with contrasting woods to form part of the back rest and then inlayed into the seat. This gives it the effect of a reflection in a body of water. We will definitely be making a prototype of this one.
Steel and Sugargum
This simple design was an exercise in designing with steel and with simplicity. The beauty would be in the wood selection and the refinement of its finish. The result is a simple, elegant, industrial and modern looking dining chair.
Simple Dining Chair
This design was developed as a series of designs for a client and the goal was to design a dining chair that looked interesting and beautiful but that had a lower price point than a more complex style. Not sure if we will ever make one of these, but a worthwhile exercise nonetheless.
Coffee Table on Wheels
This design was developed to explore different solutions for a coffee table that nests over an ottoman. The idea was to have hidden wheels that enabled you to push the coffee table out of the way when you wanted to use the ottoman. The darker wood used in the 'invisible' draw would provide some extra interest in this minimalist piece.
Outdoor 'Cross' Bench
This concept was an exploration of contrasting wood like jarrah and blackbutt or vic ash into a pattern that fed through the bench. It was intended as an outdoor bench but would look great indoors or even as a coffee table. There is a matching outdoor table in a similar style.
Outdoor 'Cross' Table
Continuing the theme of the cross stool to an outdoor table. This didn't seem to work as well, but was an interesting exercise to visualise.
Outdoor Utilities Cover and Bench
This concept will be built for Dave. It is bespoke sized to cover an outdoor a/c unit and hot water unit on an apartment balcony. This solution should hide away those ugly utilities and provide bench space for a BBQ and for working in the veggie patch.
Minimalist Outdoor Bench
This concept was an exploration of a simple and yet comfortable outdoor bench that could seat 2-3 people. The piece was sized so that a felt or cushioned covering could be added to make it even more comfortable.
Kitchen Microwave Cupboard and Shelf
This design was intended to be fit onto a kitchen wall and was sized to take a microwave and other kitchen devices. The doors could be pulled up and slide away into the unit or closed to make the kitchen look neater. Lighting was to be added underneath and the top used as a shelf or display space.
This design was for a simple but hefty platform bed that would be the dominant piece in a bedroom. Designed for a queensize mattress and to be disassembled easily. This design could happen but has been put on the back burner for now. The style is simple and minimalist, letting the wood do the talking.
The design is the sideboard on the wall which was made from bamboo ply and had a stone top. This was an exercise both in design and visualization to explore how this design might look in the clients home.