LIDDED CONTAINERS

IAN HEWITT (AXIS DESIGN), LIDDED CONTAINERS, 1991

TIGER GRAIN MYRTLE
87(H) x 150(Ø) mm

THE WORK

In the manufacture of its 10 timber products lines, Axis Design places emphasis on hand and eye skills to give each piece its uniqueness. The turned lidded containers, made from special Tasmanian timbers, express Axis Designs’ philosophy on increasing the utilisation and value of forest resources.

THE DESIGNER

Axis Design is owned and operated by Ian Hewitt and his wife Julia. They have been in their business since 1988, following two years working with furniture designer / maker Alan Livermore of Kali Products. Victorian born, Ian, now a declared permanent resident of Tasmania, is committed to the intelligent and proper use of Australia’s special timbers. His small, functional craft ware is his vibrant expression of that commitment.

Born: 1959, Victoria