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Linda Fredheim

(1960-), Hobart, TAS

Linda originally trained and worked as a physiotherapist, but subsequently studied Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania majoring in Furniture Design, and graduated in 1992. She has struck a balance with her career, working part-time in both Physiotherapy and as an established Wood Designer/Maker.

As a studio-based designer, Linda practice includes commissions, limited production pieces and collaborative projects with other artists and designers. Through her involvement with several organisations, including the Furniture Designers Association in Hobart, Linda is committed to the development of the craft, design, and furniture industry in Tasmania. Her impressive exhibition history reinforces her status as an experienced design practitioner, including shows throughout Europe and Asia. In 1999 she was commissioned to produce a suite of furniture for the Tasmanian Deputy Premier’s Offices.

"What I really like is when you don’t see everything at once. It may take people a few days to get to know the piece…"

Education Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Lincoln Institute Melbourne, 1982; Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture), University of Tasmania, 1992