TRIVETS

GEORGE HARRIS, SET OF 4 TRIVETS, 2006

HUON PINE, BLACKHEART SASSAFRAS
15(H) x130(W) x 130(D) mm

HELEN HUXLEY MEMORIAL ACQUISITION

THE WORK

“Trivets are tableware: designed to protect tables and bench tops from hot items – teapots, dishes, etc. – and to enhance display of these items. The Trivets are each cut from a single piece of timber, either Huon Pine or Blackheart Sassafras.”

The Trivet design is an innovative and successful example of product manufacture, with over 5000 produced.

THE DESIGNER

George is a practicing designer and a member and former President of the Woodcraft Guild Tasmania. He lives and works in Hobart. George has worked in a variety of materials and different timbers. His work ranges from large furniture commissions to small-scale utilitarian production items, such as his Trivet.

“A tree can have a life as a tree, but then it can have a life that can be as long, or even longer, as a beautiful object.”

Born: 1954