BENCH SEAT

STUART HOUGHTON & CRAIG ROSEVEAR, BENCH SEAT, 2001

CELERY TOP PINE, STAINLESS STEEL
450(H) x 1500(W) x 400(D) mm

THE WORK

This bench is an all-purpose piece designed for use in wet areas. It is well suited for external and general interior use. Its simple linear form makes it aesthetically appropriate in many environments and allows it to double as a side or coffee table. Alternative timbers can be substituted for colour and texture variations. It was designed so that it retained its aesthetic resolve in varying lengths, between 900 and 1800 mm.

THE DESIGNERS

Stuart Houghton and Craig Rosevear have worked collaboratively on furniture design since 1998, often on furniture for Craig’s architectural projects, which Stuart makes.

Stuart has been designing and making furniture since the start of the 1980s. He now works from a studio at his Hobart home and is also metalwork technician at the University of Tasmania, Centre for the Arts. Stuart has a particular interest in seating.

Craig was awarded best graduate in architecture from the University of Tasmania in 1989 following which he worked in architecture in London and Hobart before starting his own practice in 1997.

HOUGHTON

Born: 1958, Victoria Australia

Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture Design) Honours, University of Tasmania, 1993; Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, TAFE Tasmania, 2001

ROSEVEAR

Born: 1961, Hobart

Training: Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Tasmania, 1986; Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tasmania, 1989