Rhobie Chest of Drawers by Liam Starcevich - Design Show Australia

13-15 June 2024, ICC Sydney

Rhobie Chest of Drawers by Liam Starcevich

The University of Western Australia, The Sturt School for Wood, Designed Objects Tasmania

Liam Starcevich studied architecture at the University of Western Australia and, wanting to practice in a medium in which design and making were not divorced from one another, pursued training in furniture at the Sturt School for Wood. He now practices in Hobart as a member of Designed Objects Tasmania.

This piece served as an exercise in surfacing and was an attempt to produce a contemporary interpretation of the classic bombé chest. Made from Tasmanian Blackwood curves abound, affording the piece a planted yet softened stance. Its construction incorporated CNC machining, hand-cut joinery and a plethora of shaping techniques.

Stand: ANTD5

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