Monday, February 20, 2017

My website

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School Yard Desk

The School Yard Desk has been reinterpreted to accommodate this modern lifestyle, yet, this desk evokes the nostalgia of a bygone era in Aussie design. Constructed from FSC certified Tasmanian Oak, the hand shaped legs taper down to create a more light and minimal appearance whilst a plywood storage compartment neatly hides your belongings beneath the solid timber fold up desk. 
The Schoolyard Desk is designed and made by hand in the Byron shire by Martin Johnston using locally sourced and sustainable materials.
Custom sizes and timber can be arranged.
Starting price at $2900 + GST

Raph's cot

Designed and made to meet Australian standards, This beautiful, solid American Oak cot makes for a perfect place to lay your little one to rest. 
It features a simple knock down system in construction which enables it to be flat packed and shipped far and wide but also with this system in mind, its can be easily disassembled and stored away, leaving it for other generations to enjoy. 
This piece is a true heirloom for any family. 

Byron St table - the outdoor dinning table

The Byron St. table was designed for those long summer nights in mind. Made from sustainably sourced Blackbutt hardwood, this piece can be placed outside on the deck, or down in the undercroft meaning you'll be able to spend more time outside this summer. 
Custom sizes and timber can be arranged.
Starting price at $2800 + GST

House complete

Since updating my last post back in 2015, we have been pretty busy around these parts. Here is a few photos of the house under construction through to completion.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

building the dream

Apologies in advance, however I'm taking some much needed time off to focus on the construction of my own home.

My partner and I are lucky enough to be able to team-up with architect Justin Twohill of Burotwo Architecture And Simon Bristol of Habitat Construction  

If you'd like to follow the progress on Instagram, feel free to visit @byronststudio 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fleet Restaurant Brunswick Heads

Introducing the Fleet Stool. Designed and made for the beautiful restaurant in Brunswick Heads. handmade from locally sourced Tasmanian Oak and finished in water based, matte two pack lacquer. Strong but light, classic yet modern. The bar stools boast the sophistication of the quaint restaurant that they are proudly named after. 

The restaurant in beautiful Brunswick Heads has recently opened its doors and as the renovations evolved, so did the design of the stool. Three prototypes were constructed as I wanted to make sure I met all expectations and believe that the end result was totally worth all the hard work careful planning. 

I hope you all get a chance to try them out!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Freestanding furniture for a Bangalow workers cottage

Inspired by some of my previous work, my client wanted some pieces designed and made using the same local timbers. Blackbutt and Silver Ash. She also wanted her pieces to be interchangeable so she could move them around the house. We came up with these freestanding bedside tables, a chest of drawers, one wardrobe (that I forgot to photograph!) and a built in drawer unit.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Tasmanian Adventure. A Vist to Laura McCusker Furniture Design studio and The Wooden Boat Centre

For a while now Iv been following the work of Laura McCusker and Pete Howard on line and on Instagram and on a recent trip to Hobart, my Girl and I felt the need to head over to their workshop and introduce ourselves. 

It was great to touch base and have a look at where all their furniture is made. As soon as I stepped into the historic building I strangely felt at home. I don't know if it was the smell of a workshop or how comfortable the pair made us feel. But one things for sure, we both knew this was a pretty special experience and it was good to actually get to know them a little. They also gave us a load of local knowledge about what to do, and where to go. 
It was great to meet one of Australia's finest furniture makers. 

Feel free to check out her work 

These side tables were headed to a little gallery called MONA. No biggie.

Peter Howard. AKA handsom Pete.

Whilst in the area, I pulled into check out The Wooden Boat Centre.