born and raised in TASMANIA, Alex has a strong passion for design and human interaction in space. This passion reflects in his work by creating furniture and objects that contribute to a space in a meaningful and harmonious way. Alex sees furniture design not only as dealing with isolated objects, but how these objects can have interactions in the spaces they inhabit and with the people that use them.
His initial attraction to making and timber craft comes from time spent with his Grandfathers as a child, trips to the hardware store and helping them in their workshops. This passion did not initially draw him to a career in furniture, and after completing a Bachelor of Business and working in different business roles over a number of years, Alex finally got the chance to follow his passion of design and making and has now completed a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture Design) at the University of Tasmania.
His view that design theory and research plays a key role in the design process of objects and spaces, means that in 2019 he completed an Honours in Environmental Design at the University of Tasmania researching the psychology of material and how timber and its colour colour can have an affect on a users wellbeing.
2018 DENFAIR Front & Centre Finalist - DENFAIR Melbourne
2017 Vivid Finalist for ‘Frayed’ Lounge Chair – Melbourne Design and Decor Show
Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture Design) – University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours (Design) - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Business (Business Management & Governance) – University of Tasmania
2018 DENFAIR Front & Centre Exhibition - DENFAIR Melbourne
2017 INSITU Graduate Exhibition (UTAS) - Design Tasmania Gallery
2017 VIVID Finalist Exhibition - Melbourne Design and Decor Show
2018 Hobart City Council Speculate Program - Urban Furniture Plan
2018 UTAS Honours Research Program - What is the impact of timber and its colour on users’ psychological well-being and implications for the design of wood products?
'design as an interaction between space, object and people.'