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Simon Ancher

(b.1977–), Newcastle NSW

Simon Ancher is a designer-maker living and working in Launceston Tasmania. After studying Furniture design in 2000 he worked from the Designer Makers Cooperative workshop in North Hobart, where he developed a his practice specialising in one off commissioned work and interior fit-outs. He then moved to Launceston to study Environmental Design. From 2006 Ancher spent 10 years as Program Director of Furniture Design for the school of Architecture & Design, UTAS, Launceston. Through his practice, Simon Ancher Studio, he continues to develop his own furniture range as well as undertake commissioned work including public art and seating. Ancher’s work is informed by the use of appropriate materials over style and is inspired by observation.

"As a designer I feel it is very important to be observant. Amazing solutions and details can be discovered in the most unexpected places."

Studio location Invermay, Tasmania, Australia

Education Bachelor of Arts with Honours, University of Tasmania, Major: Furniture Design, 2000; Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Tasmania, 2004

View Simon's work, presented by Design Tasmania at Melbourne Design Fair 2022

Melbourne Design Fair 22

View Dilston Cabinet, presented by Design Tasmania for EXPORT