Small hall table of Blackwood and Hoop pine with a single sliding door.
Was fortunate to be of interest to Rob Williams who is documenting local makers. Looking at the photograph I realise how much it reflects my location in Queensland, the intense bright sky, the two wall mounted fans, and the opposing roller doors to catch the breeze.
Paul Dupré-Lafon, sideboard, 1940’s
Oak-veneered wood, oak, parchment, leather and brass.
Trained as an architect, he used beautiful materials and made furniture for a small very wealthy clientele. Inspired by cubism, his work is completely modern with little reference to past forms of decoration. He never exhibited publicly, though he did create a number of designs which were produced by Hermés.
Test fit of the Hoop pine insert. I like the contrast with the blackwood.
Blackwood serving tray.
Josef Frank, Flora cabinet, 1937.
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, birch, brass and printed paper.
Coffee table of Tasmanian Myrtle. One of my favourite timbers, though I get to see very little of it these days. Polishes beautifully, has a hard tight and slightly brittle grain. This piece was made from one 200 x 25mm board.
Making little cheese boards for our shop.