The Rushcutters Bench draws on my experience of living in a flat in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. The powder-coated steel frame was inspired by the bent-pipe ceiling trusses in the old Finger Wharf building. I would often marvel at these industrial fixtures rendered beautiful with white paint, and strove to emulate them in my design.
When weaving the Danish cord seat, I took pains to avoid the rigid structure common to Mid-Century Danish designs. Instead, I tried to design a weave which would evoke the rush thatching used by early settlers in Rushcutters Bay, around the corner from Woolloomooloo.
The Rushcutters Bench was named a finalist in the Australian Furniture Design Awards 2017.