ISHI & UMA

STUART HOUGHTON & CRAIG ROSEVEAR, ISH & UMA, 2011

EUCALYPT
ISHI (STOOL WITHOUT ENDS) 500(H) x 560(W) x 350(D) mm
UMA (STOOL WITH ENDS) 510(H) x 800(W) x 340(D) mm

THE WORK

Abstracted and reduced from a sawhorse, these monastic pieces for occasional use are grounded and secure - seats to sit upright and breathe. The design utilises standard grade timbers often wasted, off-cuts thoughtfully assembled. The names Ishi and Uma are chosen to mean seat and horse respectively. The ideas of the two designers diverged during the collaborative process and in the end they produced both designs.

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