Category: About squarepeg home
…designing and making at squarepeg
We are feeling pretty lucky to have Jack White land here at squarepeg’s door and step into designing and making in our workshop. Originally from the UK, Jack’s creative bent is well honed, as is his craftmanship and attention to detail. Jack studied fine crafts at Buckinghamshire University in the UK and its safe to say that he is continuing that very fine tradition at squarepeg.
Jack has brought new ideas and techniques to squarepeg which is always such a bonus…he has also implemented a weekly exercise run at Monument Hill as the sun sets…which is probably less of a puff for Jack as is it for others in the workshop!
Many of the pieces made by Jack have been crafted from recycled materials and perhaps this is a little of what makes him tick. Working with natural materials and creating a beautiful, functional object could be another. He is great addition to squarepeg and we’re hoping he will stop and breathe in that salty Freo air for quite awhile yet…
Filed underCategories: Tags: designer-maker, Jack White, workshop
Our BACSAC garden has been planted for a couple of weeks now, and with the rain and beautiful sunshine today the veggies and flowers are growing! Such a easy solution to a veggie garden or flower bed!
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…Local work on show at squarepeg
I guess its fair to say that here at squarepeg we really have two true loves – mid-century furniture and beautifully crafted furniture that’s locally made. You know my love of mid-century so today I thought I would post some pictures of the tables we are stocking that have been locally crafted. The elegant simplicity of all these pieces is just so hard to beat.
Rick Knopke has been working his craft for many years now and squarepeg currently stocks two of his tables. Both coffee tables are made from a wood veneer on marine ply with a demountable stainless steel base. The tables are priced at $1, 950 each.
Also on the floor is piece by local Freo craftsman Lewis Waters. Lewis’s designs are all about simplicity, durability and innovative construction techniques. The coffee table is handcrafted from Australian wattle ($790).
We think there is a lot to be said for furniture that is hand crafted. For one thing, long after you have forgotten how much you paid for a piece, you will still remember what it is that you fell in love with. And it will last a lifetime. Or two or even three.
And its locally made.
Filed underCategories: Tags: Adam Cruikshank, coffee tables, design aesthetic, just arrived, Lewis Waters, new in 2012, Rick Knopke
How we like it
Since we opened up our squarepeg home doors, we have been asked a lot of questions – some of which we were kind of prepared for (do you have…?), and others…well, I have to honestly say there are other questions we genuinely find difficult to answer. Questions about what our favourite piece is (umm…not so simple), how do we choose our vintage pieces in Denmark (obviously we thought it was a pretty nifty piece ourselves) and why someone hasn’t found us before now (I know, we should do some advertising). We are also asked quite often whats driving our design aesthetic…and for us its just keeping it simple. Whilst mid-century danish design might not appeal to everyone’s tastes, it is very pure, clean and unembellished. And that’s what we like. We also like good furniture that improves with age.
Speaking of exposure we have wiggled into the latest Scoop.