EUCALYPT BENCH

CRAIG ROSEVEAR, EUCALYPT BENCH, 1997

EUCALYPT LAMINATES, STAINLESS STEEL
375(H) x 2100(W) x 600(D) mm

THE WORK

This bench from laminated Eucalypt and stainless steel is a disciplined example of minimalism. It is an uncompromisingly simple representation of a clear idea pared to its essential qualities. It exploits the tactile and visual aspects of timber as surface and the strength and litheness of steel as support.

THE DESIGNER

Craig Rosevear was awarded best graduate in architecture from the University of Tasmania in 1989 following which he worked in architecture in London and Hobart until starting his own practice in 1997. His first house design won the residential award for the Tasmanian division of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1997. He sees his decision to study furniture design as a natural extension in the appraisal and appreciation of human environments. His design position is primarily rationalist – “the personality of an object is in the drawn line in the first instance and animated by the particularities of materials and the expression of their structural properties”.

Born: 1961, Hobart

Training: Bachelor of Environmental Design, Tasmania State Institute of Technology, 1986; Bachelor of Architecture, Tasmania State Institute of Technology, 1989