Designed by Alexsandra Pontonio for Manapan Furniture.
Reflections on northern landscapes, burnt country and regrowth.
Almost black in colour, the timber façade features two beautifully crafted rolling tambour doors. Details are highlighted in the contrasting dark, or ‘burnt’, Darwin Iron Bark timber elements against those left natural.
Made by Manapan furniture in Millingimbi, Northern Territory. This piece is a part of a bigger story promoting the development of skills and employment in indigenous community. Have a read here.
Available through www.manapanfurniture.com.au
Photos: Christopher Tovo
Inspired by the modern classics, this furniture piece explores the potential of timber through joinery and investigation into traditional woodwork techniques. Made from factory off-cut veneer, the shelving is laminated using low-tech cold-press methods. Finished with plant based oils and wax.
Based on the shapes, colours and tools of the backstrap looms used by women in Timor Leste to weave the traditional 'Tais'.
The chair connects the simple elegance of mid-century design with the workmanship and traditions of East Timorese crafts.
Materials have been carefully chosen to have minimal impact on Timor Leste’s environment and to support long-term social and economic development for East Timorese locals.
Built in collaboration with Megan Stewart. www.stew-studio.com
A hallway piece.
Inspired by the precision of traditional Japanese joinery, a 'Kumiki' puzzle and the natural properties of Australian timber.
Tasmanian Blackwood, oil finished and ebonised.
A humble, sturdy little one. She'll last the test of time. Designed drawing inspiration from Jean Prouvé's signature splayed legs.
Handcrafted joinery with a wooden hand-turned seat. Made from Tasmanian Blackwood.