PACCY STRONACH, BREAM CREEK ROCKER, 1999
BLONDE SASSAFRAS, CHROMED STEEL
1030(H) x 680(W) x 940(D) mm
Paccy’s rocking chair is made with an infrequently utilised timber resource, blond sassafras. The gently undulating curves of the rocking chair provide a welcoming visual invitation to recline and relax. The rocker is designed for manufacture in small runs and can be knocked-down for assembly after transport.
“Essentially I see my work as contemporary, but there is a strong traditional element in my background. I want to avoid over-working my pieces as this renders them lifeless and dull.”
Paccy Stronach is a furniture designer, sculptor and boat builder. He trained at the internationally acclaimed John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood in Dorset, England before emigrating to Tasmania in 1994. He has lectured in design at the Centre for Furniture Design and as a lecturer / coordinator in wood design at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) in Hobart.
Paccy has many years experience as a self-employed furniture designer and maker, as well as working as an outdoor education instructor in his native Ireland. Now a shipwright at the Dunally Slip and BoatWorks, Stronach has returned to his love of boats. He also continues to design and make furniture and sculpture through Bream Creek ArtWorsk, undertaking private and public commissions.
Born: 1961, Tabora, Tanzania, Emigrated to Tasmania from Ireland in 1994
Training: John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in wood, Dorset England, 1987