PERSONAL CABINET

BRUCE GOODSIR, PERSONAL CABINET, 1995

SASSAFRAS, ELECTRICAL FITTING
405(W) x 400(D) x 1825(H) mm

THE WORK

Bruce’s sassafras cabinet explores the conceptual notions of layering space. The idea stems from his architectural background where he was often concerned with the division and articulation of space. The intention for the Cabinet is to provide a home for personal items, which in turn bestows the piece with a story or history pertinent to the individuals who have made use of its space. The configuration of the shelves allows some items to be hidden away behind the subtle double doors, while others can be proudly displayed on the upper shelf.

THE DESIGNER

Bruce was a practicing architect, design lecturer and builder for 27 years before embarking on furniture design in 1990. His architectural work had dealt principally with spatial articulation and the making of place within the natural landscape. He continued these essential themes in his furniture design while also responding to the unusual qualities of Tasmanian timbers.

Born: 1943, Brisbane, Australia