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Tasmanian timber is utilised by leading architects, interior designers, furniture designer and makers, shop fitters, and building and construction firms. Explore this collection of projects for inspiration.
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A tent pitched on Bruny Island

With the only plans in the brief being to take advantage of the mountain and the pristine water views of Tasmania’s Bruny Island, Dock4 Architects decided to pitch a tent. And not just any tent. A tent of architectural perfection. Modest in size but filled with geometric angles, character and modern charm, the award-winning Apollo Bay House blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Creating an oasis for its Melbourne hailing residents, Dock4 brought the outdoors in with the use of Tasmanian Oak throughout the home and the clever use of translucent triple-polycarbonate to act as a ‘tent skin’ allowing the ample light to filter throughout the home.
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Tasmanian Timber Structure ‘In Absence’ Launches at the National Gallery of Victoria

The annual architecture commission at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is unique in Australia and highly prestigious. It is a blind competition with an open brief, providing freedom to architects and architecture students from across Australia to test their submissions on merit alone – letting their ideas and creativity with materials and design compete on a level playing field. The resulting structure is on exhibit for six months. In Absence, the 2019 installation, supported by Tasmanian Timber, officially launches tonight.
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A Homage to Australian Nature

The new Elvire Collection by Caroma celebrates contemporary minimalism with timeless, natural and thoughtfully crafted Australian materials from Tasmanian Timber.
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Tasmanian Oak: a simple solution for timeless design

For Preston Lane Architects, balance and simplicity is everything. Old and new. Dark and light. Bold and neutral. The small team split between Hobart and Melbourne have mastered the art of mixing just the right amount of textures, tones and materials to come up with a design aesthetic that so clearly identifies them but also pushes the envelope, giving clients a one of kind home that’s a work of art.
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Playing in the shadows, Tasmanian Timber is brought to light

Furniture and lighting designer Duncan Meerding is passionate about sustainable design. Favouring the use of timber in his designs, Meerding follows the design ethos that ‘a product should last as long as it took for the tree to grow.’ With his popular designs receiving international recognition and awards, his lighting masterpieces are set to do just that – and beyond.
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Broached Goulder: an Australian furniture designer-maker’s multigenerational narrative

Fourth generation Australian furniture designer-maker and Tasmanian Timber ambassador Jon Goulder, is celebrated for his fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and award-winning designs. His works have made their way around the world, having made custom pieces for private clients, one-off installation designs with some pieces becoming permanent fixtures in State and National museums across Australia. Commissioned by design trailblazers Broached Commissions, Goulder has just completed Broached Goulder, a collection of pieces that meld the complex intricacies of generations of furniture making- all made with Tasmanian timber species.
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A Rustic Jewel on the Banks of the Tamar

Set alongside Tasmania’s Tamar river in a lush valley known for its ample wineries, rests My Build’s latest completed design-build project, The Boathouse. While wine production may contribute to the area’s current economy, it hasn’t always been vines and corks. With its convenient location at the top end of the state, close to the Bass Straight, the area was formerly used for boat building. Now, The Boathouse sits atop an old boat yard used in the late 1800’s, with remnants of the lands former use still apparent when the tide is low. Used now as an escape from the city, this Tasmanian timber clad shack combines the best of both worlds, where old meets new in a quiet corner of Northern Tasmania
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Tasmanian Timber Triumphs at the 20th Australian Timber Design Awards

Tasmanian Timber shone at the Australian Timber Design Awards last night with The Seed House, a stunning showcase of Tasmanian Timber by fitzpatrick+partners, announced as the overall winner. And the ‘Tailored’ Tasmanian Oak couch by local Designer Maker Simon Ancher Studio won top prize for furniture and joinery.
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A homecoming design: Franklin Square

Nestled within the heart of Hobart between the city and historic Sullivan’s Cove, sits one of Hobart’s classic parks, Franklin Square. A quiet refuge for office dwellers on their lunch breaks and a sanctuary for tourists and families alike, this iconic park has maintained its existence since the 1860’s and has just undergone an award-winning reva mp featuring Tasmanian Celery Top Pine.
Franklin Square
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The wine rack that’s almost too beautiful to fill with wine

According to Melbourne-based designer Jaron Dickson of Ontic Design, a connoisseur of wine should have their bottles on display in something that reflects their passion for wine. It should complement the wine and fit in their space. The Grenache Wine System, made from Tasmanian Oak and metal, is proving to be one of the edgy young designer’s most popular products.
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Phat Fish – contemporary, timeless, quintessentially Tasmanian.

“Phat” is slang for cool. And in Hobart’s newest bar and seafood restaurant, Phat Fish, the owners have created a luxurious but inviting atmosphere that is just that – cool.
Phat Fish
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Designer Spotlight: Anton Gerner lets his designs do the talking

Melbourne’s award-winning furniture craftsman Anton Gerner has been creating bespoke furniture pieces for nearly three decades. Anton is set to reveal his latest chest of drawers as part of his own exhibition in 2019. Showing off the dark and light tones from beautifully stained Reclaimed Blackwood, the chest of drawers literally tells a story of its uncommon history.
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The sentinel on the edge of a cliff: Captain Kelly’s Cottage

Perched atop a very large cliff on a remote island sits the cottage of mercantile adventurer Captain Kelly, looking out to sea. Untouched since the early 1830’s a Tasmanian architect has
Captain Kelly's Cottage
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Internationally acclaimed Australian Designer Maker, Jon Goulder, becomes Ambassador for Tasmanian Timber

Internationally acclaimed Australian Designer Maker, Jon Goulder, has become the ambassador for Tasmanian Timber. We spoke to him about why he has joined the campaign to support ‘buying local’, why Tasmanian timber is his material of choice, the rise of the Australian design industry and what he has on the agenda for 2019.
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Prahran’s Mount Erica Hotel restored to former glory with roughly polished edge

An institution in one of Melbourne’s most beloved neighbourhoods, Mount Erica Hotel is fully restored by renowned designers Bergman & Co, returning the hotel back to its former glory with a modern twist.
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The 19th Century Tasmanian Oak barn bought back to life by Whisky

Over 100 years ago a magnificent Tasmanian Oak barn was built on the Lawrenny Estate, a valuable swathe of land 80km north of Hobart. Thanks to a deep desire to drink superb whisky for the rest of his days, the current owner of the Estate embarked on a new venture – restoring his 100-year old, somewhat tottery, barn into Tasmania’s best whisky and gin distillery.
Lawrenny Estate
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The Seed House: Fitzpatrick’s timber monument

James Fitzpatrick has been designing buildings across Australia and Southeast Asia for the past 30 years. As the founding partner of Fitzpatrick+Partners, one of Australia’s leading architectural design studios, the firm has come to be known for pushing the boundaries on technology and building systems with every new build. When it came time to design his own family home on Sydney’s lower North Shore, Fitzpatrick curated the ultimate mix of materials. The design includes his signature combination of geometry, an engagement with the surrounding environment, and a dedication to sustainable and natural materials. The result is the staggeringly impressive Seed House.
The Seed House
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National Tasmanian Timber Masterclass Series: Book Now

A series of Tasmanian Timber Masterclasses are scheduled to take place in late June in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. The masterclasses are designed specifically for architects, interior designers, builders and joiners, and will provide information on Tasmanian timber species, their supply, characteristics and product range. Book now.
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Made from Nature’s Finest Timber, emerges Woodsmith – a new range of Tasmanian Oak Engineered Flooring

A new Tasmanian Oak engineered flooring product, Woodsmith, has been introduced to the national marketplace. The product is receiving outstanding feedback and interest from architects and designers.
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Restaurant Orana: Where innovative Australian design and cuisine meet

Grounded by a focus on the natural landscape and local ingredients, Adelaide’s highly acclaimed Restaurant Orana combines the incredible talents of chef Jock Zonfrillo and furniture designer-maker Lex Stobie, to create a unique, organic dining experience that pays homage to indigenous Australia.
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Things of stone & wood

As a building company that specialises in delivering solutions for tricky or demanding sites, Hobart-based Lawless Builders has worked on a good number of unusual and intriguing houses. But, according to owner Stuart Lawless, this recent Bruny Island project managed to eclipse them all.
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Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions: taking their cues from nature.

The new RACT Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions offer an immersive accommodation experience within the coastal bush of the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast. Designed by Liminal Studio, and built by Cordwell Lane, the Waterfront Pavilions take their cues from nature.
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
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Bringing in the light – the vast Tasmanian Oak ceiling exceeding expectations

When you get a man with a vision, and that vision is to create a tropical-themed 80sqm outdoor entertaining area at the back of his place, incredible things happen. Despite the grandeur of the lush space, it is the Tasmanian Oak ceiling that makes this renovation extraordinary.
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Salamanca Building: a contemporary workplace that reflects the strong identity of Tasmania

With a 5 Green Star rating, Tasmania’s new Salamanca Building serves as a benchmark for green-building while showcasing the natural beauty of Tasmanian timbers, and the talent of Tasmanian designer/makers.
Parliament House
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Timber Certification Explained: What you need to know about FSC and Responsible Wood

Consumers and professionals want to be assured that timber products are coming from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. But with multiple certification schemes available in Australia, how do you know what the best environmental choice is?
AERIE
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The Timber that Made ‘That Couch’

The bespoke ‘Tailored’ Tasmanian Oak couch was designed and made by Simon Ancher Studio. Tasmanian Oak is an ideal timber for furniture making, especially when the design calls for beautiful curves. Why? Its stability is unmatched.
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Decreasing waste, increasing value and design opportunities: Porta aims to get the most out of every log

Australian timber manufacturer Porta has been in the timber industry for over 70 years. Porta prides themselves on being one of Australia’s leading suppliers of timber products, mouldings and custom moulding services to the building, trade, commercial and home improvement sectors. Leveraging their expertise in sustainable timber to source and provide aesthetically beautiful products for specifiers around Australia, they’re also upping their sustainability game to ensure every log processed through their Tasmanian mill is utilised to its fullest capacity. As part of this process, their Bridgewater mill in Tasmania’s south is currently undergoing a significant upgrade.
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Humanising Building: North Lakes Medical Centre, Brisbane

The newly completed North Lakes Medical Centre in Brisbane is a visually impressive landmark perched atop Mango Hill overlooking Anzac Avenue. Its mix of glass and aluminium accents combined with its rendered exterior gives the façade a contemporary, but hard aesthetic. Yet upon entering the building, you are immediately invited into a very human space, touched by the warmth of natural timbers.
North Lakes Medical Centre
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Integrating nature and design, Archiblox brings the outdoors in with Tasmanian Oak floors

Imagine waking up every morning surrounded by a scene of minimal, natural serenity. As you blink open your eyes taking in the first glimpses of the day, you’re enveloped by a subtle glow as the rising sun reflects on the warm Tasmanian Oak timber floors throughout the space. Looking around the intentionally minimal but thoughtfully designed bedroom, touches of natural materials are everywhere, from the inviting leather armchair in the corner to the cool grey stone peeking out from the bathroom- all touches that you’ve helped handpick from a sustainable source. The inherent purity of your home’s surroundings creates a sense of peace and calm as you ease into your day. While this may sound like a distant dream for many future homeowners, there’s one design firm that is bringing this sustainable and beautiful architectural dream into reality for Australian’s, one prefabricated modular home at a time.
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Tasmanian Celery Top Pine shines at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

A highlight of this year’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a handcrafted Celery Top Pine boat born of a collaboration between Tasmania’s Wooden Boat Centre and the U.S. based North West School of Wooden Boat Building. Celery Top Pine is a worthy jewel in the crown of the festival – the fine-grained, pale, honey-coloured timber is “incredibly durable and wonderful to work with.”
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More than a little luxury

A Tasmanian writer blends her love of the Tasmanian environment with her admiration for Tasmanian artisans to create a jewel.
Hydrowood, Tasmanian Oak
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Hella Good Design

For more than forty years Melbourne diners have been flocking to ‘Stalactites’ to get their traditional Greek cuisine fix. Serving its patron’s mouth-watering traditional dishes based on what would be found on dinner tables across the Peloponnese region of Greece, the restaurant and Konstandakopoulos family have been on the receiving end of dozens of awards and media attention. While they continue to serve up traditional Greek dishes they have now created a low key and hip spin-off to the Melbourne restaurant scene, having opened the doors to Hella Good in 2018. While the food produced by the Konstandakopoulos family is usually in the spotlight, this time the focus lies on their newest establishment’s design featuring Tasmanian Oak.
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Blackwood: A timber that was perfect

St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide, the obvious choice was Tasmanian Blackwood.
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Breathing life and luxury into one of Tasmania’s untouched pieces of history

Nestled amongst the pristine wilderness in the heart of Tasmania rests a magnificent piece of architectural history that sat dormant for decades. It is now one of Tasmania’s most exclusive and sought-after accommodation sites.
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Tasmanian Oak dowel: functional, decorative… art.

“This humble material is elevated to a higher level as it blurs the boundaries between the functional, the decorative and art,” says FMD Architects, Fiona Dunin of the Tasmanian Oak dowel in this incredible residential project. “The dowel establishes a consistent design approach through each space while varying its function in each instance.”
Porta
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Rockpool: where grandeur and homeliness blend seamlessly

Despite the grandeur of this seven-bedroom, three-bathroom (plus powder room) resort-like “shack”, the interior design brief was to create a space that exudes both warmth and comfort where friends and loved ones could walk in and didn’t feel the need to remove their shoes at the door.
Rockpool
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Where aesthetics and sustainability collide: The Surrey House renovation

On the fringe of Hobart’s CBD, clad in brown brick and cement slabs stands Surrey House. Built in 1978 the exterior is still reminiscent of the time and style in which it was built. But forty years after its doors opened, hidden behind this boxy and retro façade, is the new Surrey House featuring three new state of the art office fit-outs for Pitt & Sherry, Aldanmark and Ray White, where aesthetics and sustainability collide. Unknowingly paying tribute to the building’s beginnings, Tasmanian hardwoods are featured beautifully throughout.
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From raw to refined: Pumphouse Point

Creating special places in spectacular landscapes is something Tasmanians have a knack for. And for visitors to the award-winning Pumphouse Point – a hotel like no other in the centre of one of the world’s most pristine natural environments – the experience is a truly remarkable one.
Pumphouse Point
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Free Tasmanian Timber Masterclasses Available Online Now

Two free masterclasses, Working with Tasmanian Timber and Timber for Internal Applications, designed specifically for architects, interior designers, specifiers, builders, and joiners, are now available online to tasmaniantimber.com subscribers.
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For Appreciators Of The Artisan

For Luke Di Michiel, Caroma’s lead industrial designer on the Elvire Collection, the challenge was to keep the designs as simple as possible, and not to overdesign the products.
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Forty thousand reasons to choose Tasmanian Oak

Anna Gowen, architect at TONIC Design, has designed the most opulent ceiling you could imagine for the ten-pin bowling alley at Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Ten-Pin Bowling at Crown Casino
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Post bushfires, it’s business as usual for Tasmanian Timber

In the wake of the devastating Tasmanian bushfires, the processors of Tasmanian Timber assure the marketplace that when it comes to supplying timber, it’s business as usual. Tasmanian Oak, Blackwood, Myrtle and Celery Top Pine continue to be available in normal volumes across Australia.
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Simon Ancher on sustainability, non-standard public seating and pushing the limits

Sustainability is paramount to the objects created by Tasmanian furniture maker Simon Ancher. It is central to not only the materials he chooses but his design approach to the object itself.
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Tasmanian Oak dowels deliver design flexibility and simplicity

The Noosa-based Australian furniture business began with their now-famous Babaneese stool, with Tasmanian Oak legs. Having now sold over 2000 stools, Green Cathedral co-founders and owners Sally and Tim Scarce have since become Tasmanian Oak devotees.
Green Cathedral
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RACT’s new vessel combines luxury and sustainability to offer an immersion into the wild

Tasmania’s wild west. The natural wonder and pristine beauty of this corner of the state has remained somewhat of a mystery to many due to its remote location. Wanting to reveal this UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area to more people while respecting the sanctity of this remote land, RACTs Gordon River Cruises has recently launched the maiden voyage of the ‘Spirit of the Wild’, the newest vessel in their fleet of public cruises. Paying homage to local designers, builders and artisans to create the crown jewel of their fleet, Tasmanian materials were also chosen where possible making Tasmanian Timber an obvious choice.
Spirit of the Wild
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Re-imagining Hobart City Hall with a floor fit for a Queen

Hobart’s City Hall was last renovated in the 1940s ahead of a reception to host Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. This year it has been re-imagined by Hobart Architectural firm McCarthyReed. They were tasked with bringing life back into the hall while staying true to the sites rich history.
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Tasmanian Oak wins Australasian Floor of the Year

Tasmanian Oak took centre stage at the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) Awards for excellence last week taking out three awards including Overall Winner Floor of the Year.
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How sensor technology is making Tasmanian Timber more valuable

CSAW is the national authority on the drying, processing, handling and installation of timber from the forest to the final application. They have determined a way to take their academic know-how into every timber yard in Tasmania.
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House for Compassion: the Tasmanian Oak floor saving lives

It’s not often that a floor can make a claim to be saving lives. But the Tasmanian Oak floor, laid in a new-build charity home in Tasmania, is helping hundreds of families in third world countries.
House for Compassion
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This Blackwood Waited 20 Years to Find this Home

Highly figured Birdseye Blackwood only occurs randomly in nature, making the trees affected by it very rare and totally unique. When expert Tasmanian log graders came across this Blackwood, they knew they had something special that deserved a bespoke and iconic application. The logs were cut into boards and segregated from the normal stock, and for 20 years they waited for the perfect place to call home.
The Seed House
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Tasmanian Blackwood makes a statement at Milan Design Week 2017

Australia’s homegrown luxury features on the global stage
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Tasmanian camp structure inspired by cultural history

Krakani Lumi Camp, by Taylor and Hinds Architects, was honoured as a highly commended entry into the World Architecture Festival awards for the ‘Best Use of Certified Timber Prize’. Located in a National Park in Tasmania’s northeast, the camp serves as a stopover for visitors taking guided walks through the aboriginal land.
Krakani Lumi Camp
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Blackwood Has ‘Wow’ Factor at RACV Healesville

RACV’s superb Healesville Country Club has drawn praise from around the country and its stunning design and use of natural materials have been a key factor.
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Redefining Outside In: The Valley House in Tasmania

Resting high on a hillside on Launceston’s rural fringe at St Leonard’s, Valley House is far from a stereotypical Australian bush dwelling. Its mix of cement sheet, steel cladding and local timbers immediately signals a fresh point of view that is a true celebration of place. Tasmanian architect Philip M Dingemanse redefines the clichéd notion of “outside-in” through his clever design and respect for the natural surrounds. Inspired by the landscape, the award-winning house is bent around the contour of a valley as if to welcome it in. The use of locally sourced Tasmanian timber throughout the home conveys a tactile and natural warmth, where visitors seamlessly transition from inside to outside.
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Highfield House: Restoring the ‘Birthplace’ of European Settlement in North West Tasmania

This magnificent home is noted as being the ‘birthplace’ of European settlement in Tasmania’s north-west. Highfield House has incredible historical significance, and as such, its restoration required incredible care and locally sourced Tasmanian oak.
Highfield House
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Pizazz that’s Supernormal

Jason Stancombe, furniture designer and founder of Relm Furniture, was commissioned to design the dining furniture for Supernormal Natsu pop up restaurant, at the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) garden restaurant. The restaurant was temporary, part of Natsu, a 10-day festival held in January 2018. The Supernormal pop-up site was designed by Peter King – Senior Exhibition Designer at the NGV.
Supernormal Restaurant
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The team behind IN-TERIA celebrate refined simplicity through their thoughtful and sustainable designs

IN-TERIA Design and Architecture partners Karryn Dargie and Dean Baird are proud Tasmanian’s, and they’re making waves on the Tasmanian design front. Championing the work of carefully selected Tassie craftsman, this Hobart-based practice has created a timber centric hardware collection through the art of wood turning. The materials chosen for each piece are thoughtfully selected with sustainability at the forefront of the criteria. With each architectural project, IN-TERIA inject their love of timber when possible to create an end result that’s simple, refined and will last a lifetime and beyond, encapsulating the art of truly superior design.
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Reclaimed Tasmanian Myrtle furniture by Simon Ancher transforms Freycinet Lodge

Playing with space, volume and geometry, Simon Ancher’s Myrtle furniture designs are prevalent throughout Freycinet Lodge’s updated interior. Creating a collection of bar-style benches, coffee tables, side tables and shelving units, the pieces spark intrigue as Simon’s use of deep shallow chamfers and triangular geometries seem to defy logic.
Freycinet Lodge
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Landscape Restaurant & Grill – an interior steeped in history

Landscape Restaurant & Grill was inspired by the island of Tasmania. Every element of the design has been carefully selected and embraces the history of the place. The timber selected for the tables and chairs has an incredible history of its own. It is literally steeped in history.
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Tinderbox’s private retreat AERIE gives visitors a true Tasmanian outlook with a global twist

Tucked away thirty minutes south of the bustling streets of Hobart sits the historic and scenic Tinderbox suburb. Perfectly situated atop a densely forested hill overlooking Bruny Island, Storm Bay, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Iron Pot Lighthouse at the mouth of the Derwent River, these advantageous views offered the perfect site for a military fort and training grounds during WWII. While some evidence of the area’s history can still be seen, the suburb now offers its residents a place of peace and solace, and for visitors of the private retreat AERIE, a chance to literally soak in the views from a Tasmanian Timber clad hot tub.
AERIE
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Designer Spotlight: Furniture Designer and Master Craftsman Will Marx

For award-wining Australian furniture designer and master craftsman, Will Marx, there is no greater joy than a day spent in his workshop, building a piece of furniture with his bare hands. When you admire his creations, each of them honouring the tree from which it’s crafted in a true labour of love, it’s not hard to see why Will’s work has earned him the esteemed title of Master Craftsman.
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Our niche: to create projects that speak of this place

Architect Robert Morris-Nunn tries to use timber in every project. “The fact that it is a warm, living material means that people relate to it. If you think of Tasmania, it is the quality timbers that are here, and they should be used. It’s a locally available resource. They’re not used nearly enough, and they speak of this place like nothing else.
Circa Morris-Nunn
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Handmade, sleek and simple. IN-TERIA creates the perfect timber hardware.

Karryn Dargie and Dean Baird make up the team from Tasmanian based architecture and design studio IN-TERIA. With a passion for projects where re-interpretation, adaptation and re-use are the focus, this design duo is on a mission to spread their love for a material that they think ticks all the boxes: wood.
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Bungalow Trading Co. puts the ‘bright’ in Brighton with brilliant colours and warm timber

Not far from Melbourne’s ever popular Brighton Beach beach is the equally radiant Bungalow Trading Co., a women’s fashion and homewares shop that has recently undergone a makeover. Tasmanian Timber was selectively chosen to bring neutral warmth and equilibrium to the new fit out to balance the rich tones found throughout the shop.
Bungalow Trading Co.
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Tasmanian Timber used to create refined comfort at MAP Architecture

As they say, first impressions are everything. And for one of Melbourne’s up and coming architecture firms, MAP Architecture, creating and designing a new office space that allowed clients to gain a sense of their thoughtful and refined architectural style was a must.
MAP Architecture
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Hot soup, inviting design

To expand into a second location in Melbourne, owner of Laksa King Restaurant, Esmond Wong, sought out Urbourne Architecture and Crown Shopfitters to create a stylish and warm new interior. To achieve this inviting new look, Tasmanian timber dowels were used in a unique and stylish way throughout.
Laksa King
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Designer spotlight: Sydney’s up and coming designer maker Ben Percy

There are two things immediately striking about Ben Percy. Firstly, he’s young – not only in years (he’s only just departed his 20s), but also in his youthful enthusiasm that is infectious.
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Jon Goulder breaks the mould with his all Australian Innate Collection for Spence & Lyda

Fourth-generation Australian furniture designer-maker Jon Goulder has pushed the envelope with materials and methods, creating the bespoke ‘Innate’ collection in collaboration with renowned Sydney design retailer, Fiona Lyda of Spence & Lyda. The first iteration of the Innate collection features moody dark tones and celebrates the use of Australian materials including the use of Tasmanian Oak and Blackwood.
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Hydrowood: a vast resource reclaimed

Consumers are taking an increasing interest in the provenance of products. As such, the brand story has become an essential and valuable component of the marketing mix.
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Tasmanian furniture maker and timber miller receives Australia’s first patent for their highly desired and eco-friendly thick cut veneers

For Craig and Jack Howard, every day in their Geilston Bay workshop is different. From milling some of Tasmania’s most renowned species including Huon Pine and Blackheart Sassafras to creating bespoke furniture for clients around the world, each day unfolds a different species, project and crafting method. And in August, they received some highly anticipated news that is a game changer for Craig Howard & Son and an Australian first in the industry; receiving a patent for their very own thick cut veneers.
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Innovative timber structural solutions for mid-rise timber buildings

Timber’s capacity to store carbon and replace energy-intensive conventional building materials has driven a surging interest in wood as a structural material for tall timber buildings.
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Students create bespoke furniture from premium Tasmanian Timbers

Students at one of Sydney’s most decorated technical secondary colleges, Northern Beaches Secondary College (NSBC) Freshwater Senior Campus, had the unique opportunity to use premium Tasmanian timber as a part of their HSC Major Project, crafting Tasmanian Blackwood and Oak into fine custom furniture.