FOLDING TABLE

REX HEATHCOTE, FOLDING TABLE, 1995

FIGURED MYRTLE VENEER, MDF, BRASS
500(Ø) x 560(H)mm

THE WORK

The Folding Table originates from a design by Trevor Cottell (1995-2006). Rex Heathcote, who studied with Cottell at the London College of Furniture, made the table under licence. Rex remodeled the design and added the spectacular veneer finished, transforming the original design into a quintessentially Tasmanian product.

THE MAKER

After Rex completed his training at the London College of Furniture in 1980 he returned to Launceston, Tasmania. He established a wood workshop that became internationally recognised for a range of high quality well designed products. He has lead in initiating a design movement in Tasmania that is dependent on the use of rare examples of veneers from the state’s special timbers.

Born: 1954

Training: London College of Furniture, 1980