Tasmanian Blackwood makes a statement at Milan Design Week 2017
Australia’s highly acclaimed 4th generation furniture maker and master craftsman Jon Goulder has created a series of bespoke pieces in Tasmanian Blackwood to be showcased as part of Milan Design Week 2017.
Also featuring in the “Local Milan” exhibit is a series of congruent side tables, a collaboration from Adelaide’s Jam Factory between Goulder and glass artist Liam Fleming. The tables are hand blown glass with turned Tasmanian Blackwood tops.
Goulder says, “I am developing a real affinity with Blackwood, it is beautiful to work with and it is great to take and Aussie timber to the world.”
Presented by Local Design, 4-9 April 2017
“Local Milan” exhibited the work of 11 Australian designers. Local Design’s stylist, designer and creative director Emma Elizabeth curated the event.
All the designers & their products were selected upon merit, with each designer displaying a crucial part & major role in the current Australian designer landscape, with their products resolved and ready for international sales and distribution.
“Local Milan” was proudly sponsored by Brickworks Building Products.
South Australia based Jon Goulder is an award-winning designer-maker. Since founding his studio in 1996 after graduating from the Canberra School of Art, his work has earned him international acclaim and many of his pieces are now part of permanent collections in prestigious State and National museums across Australia.
Jon has his own design consultancy – Jon Goulder Designer Maker. He is also the Creative Director at the Furniture Design Studio for Adelaide’s Jam Factory, a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes outstanding design and craftsmanship.
Liam completed his specialisation in glass at the University of South Australia in 2011. Interested in the intersection of glass and music, his works are dynamic, incorporating movement or capturing a frozen moment in an ever-changing sonic landscape.
Since 2015, Liam has been the Production Manager for Adelaide based Jam Factory’s glass studio.