Design Tasmania
Corner of Brisbane and Tamar streets
Launceston, 7250
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Designers & Makers

Rolf Shankley

(1948–), Perth WA

Rolf grew up watching his father making things in his workshop. Inspired by his father’s love of the work of Earnest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts movement, Rolf became a designer and craftsman himself. Inspired by music and classicism, Rolf strives to harmonise the objects he designs, to integrate the form and function of the object with the life of the owner.

“ [My father] actually made me a toolbox and filled it with tools for me. It was really lovely of him, and I still have the toolbox and the tools and some of them still get used.”