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Henry Pilcher, Block 2 Lamp» read more
Elliot Gorham Forty Drawers (2007) Tasmanian blackwood, stainless steel, printed cards. Photo: Stuart Hay» read more
Edward Alexander Collett, Trio of Cabinets, 2010, Photographer: Stuart Hay, ANU
Amy Fiveash, A place for theatre, 2010, Photographer: Stuart Hay, ANU
Edward Collett, Splinter (O), 2011, American oak, beech, mild steel, polyurethane rubber,
Rhys Jones, Collection of Prototypes, 2011, Photo: Charlie White
Christian Maron, Ripple, 2011, spotted gum and aluminium
Andrew Watts, Plank, 2011, concrete & ash 40 x 190 x 50 cm
Henry Wilson wins QANTAS Spirit of Youth Award» read more
Furniture Workshop Exhibit, "Embark", the annual Furniture Workshop Exhibit opens at 7pm 22 November » read more
Michele Marti - Visiting Artist» read more
Rohan Ward plays a part in US-French diplomacy, Barack Obama gifts table made by Rohan Ward to French President Francois Hollande » read more
Bernard Benny - Milking Stool, 2013 and Round Table Stand , 2013

You can study this discipline in the following Bachelor degrees:

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The furniture major aims to develop technical, critical and creative skills relevant to furniture design and making. Furniture represents an intersection of many aspects of material culture, architecture, fashion, technology, craft and sustainability. The furniture workshop approach is grounded in delivering a breadth and depth of woodworking skills, including hand, machine, and computer aided techniques in both solid and laminated timber, from which students venture into a range of other related materials and processes. Through specific project briefs, students are encouraged to collaborate with other makers and designers in their own workshop, across disciplines, and in industry. The studio-based academic environment ultimately trains students not only in furniture making, but also in design logic, aesthetics, and creative problem solving that is transferable into many fields.

The Furniture Workshop provides comprehensive courses of study for Undergraduate, Honours, and Postgraduate students. The ANU School of Art Furniture Workshop, with it’s professionally active practice-led research staff, opportunity for collaboration in other workshops, and proximity to Australia’s national collecting institutions, provides an excellent environment for study and research.

Creative facilities

Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab, operated by the ANU School of Art Furniture workshop, features a $180,000 facility that includs a laser cutter and CNC routing machine. The Digital Fabrication Lab has broad interdisciplinary support, and is vital to the ANU School of Art moving forward as a leader in Art, Craft, and Design

a place for theatre






Come Play Designs - An Experience With Colour

Trio of Cabinets

A Container of Memories

A 3 Piece Interior Landscape (detail)

Floating room divider

Moi's Deck

Moi's Deck (detail: pencil inlay)


Japanese Cabinet

Instrument, Hybrid Guitar, Setar

Ribband Bench

Joinery Samples

Sitz Machine


Gio Ponti Chair

Coopered Sphere


Racquet Chair

Classical Ming Joinery

Structure project


Exhibition: Craft '14

Triangulation Chair


Furniture map

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