Rory designs and produces finely crafted furniture and functional objects. His work embodies a clean and honest aesthetic, utilising predominantly reclaimed materials and processes available locally. His design practice mixes old world craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques whilst letting the object retain the integrity of the story it wants to tell.
His growing interest in the ‘liveable space’ saw him pack up and move to Indonesia where he set out to build a team of highly skilled craftsmen capable of realising contemporary furniture designs in an expanding and developing industrial environment. Coming from a sculptural background, the excitement of mixing large scale industrial process with local traditional craft and materials led him to create his own workshop in Java.
This change of environment and exposure to an unfamiliar and increasingly vibrant industry has allowed him to explore new processes and engage with materials at a different level. The first collections to be realised out of this exciting process are now on offer and available within Australia and ready for international orders.
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