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The making of TOM the planter

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

It has been almost a year since our TOM planter was released at DENfair in June and the response so far has been amazing. With TOM's birthday coming up I thought I'd share some insight into Hunt Furniture's first collaboration.


Over the past, 15 years or so good friend and awarding winning graphic designer Tom Crosby and myself could never resist discussions about design, music and drive to succeed creatively. So when it came time to share a project it was just a natural meeting of minds. Tom had always had a little obsession with mid-century design and brought a swag of ideas to wade through.


The first of many "meetings" at the local Grace Emily sparked the initial concept and from there we got stuck into the details.

We had around 15 planter ideas but when we saw TOM we knew we were on the right track. I got straight into model making and many of the finer design details were production driven. I find this is a great way for to add unexpected details to products as the design is forced into certain forms due to the materials and their restrictions. These constraints formed the perpendicular grain detail which is a key feature of the planter.

 

Sending these boxes around Australia through general couriers was the next challenge.  We needed a packaging design that would minimise excess package waste and provide enough protection so we teamed up with Creative Cardboard in Brompton. With Creative Cardboard, we came up and snug fit folding design providing a safe a secure package solution.

 

TOM planter available online at www.huntfurniture.com.au and through exclusive stockists.

Black Lime Studio in Norwood SA
Workshopped in Rosebery NSW

for special order please call Max on 0422995004 or email max@huntfurniture.com.au

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Hunt joins Well Made

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

Hunt Furniture is excited to announce we have joined Well Made!

Well Made is the curated online platform connecting you with the very best South Australian visual artists, craftspeople, designers and creative spaces. It’s the place to find unique handmade art, craft and design and to commission original pieces. Well Made is for locals and visitors to experience the creative heart of South Australia. 

SMART - DESK - SET // Designed by Max Hunt

Stay in touch with the latest news and events on the best South Australian creatives and subscribe now on Well Made here

How to get involved:

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Our top 5 from DEN fair 2016

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

Well DEN is done for another year.  The second instalment was, as expected a huge step up from last years already amazing show.  DEN has now cemented itself as Australia's top design fair. Hunt had a good time and the response to our new offerings was great!  We were excited to release two new designs as part of the ID X snap assembly.

TOM - planter - Designed by Max Hunt & Tom Crosby BAZ - pendant - Designed by Max Hunt

Our top 5 picks from DEN:

KIN design co
Connect bar stool

A known favourite of mine Dermot and Janelle Lenaghan have created these beauties. 

Mark O'Ryan
Atomic side table

 Using acrylic right! There is just something special about this piece.

 

Dezion Studio
Ralph stool

Designed by Asher Abergel these amazingly crafted plywood stools were a standout

Rakumba
Toro Nagashi 

designed by Liam Mugavin Toro gives a soft light and is sure to be a great addition to the Rakumba range

 

Skeehan
Hup Hup chair

designed by Tom Skeehan. Super clever folding chair bringing collapsible furniture to a new level. 

 

DEN 2016 was a huge success and will only grow stronger. Cant wait until new year.

Max Hunt

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New Release! TOM planter

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

NEW RELEASE - TOM planter

Its been many months in the making but we are finally ready to unveil TOM planter.
Named after a good friend and co designer Tom Crosby we set out to design a multi purpose piece of furniture with character.

TOM is hand made in every way right here is South Australia.  Made up of American oak and steel we have created a versatile piece that can draw attention when needed and then just sit back and blend into its environment.

Combine your own variation of oak, black and copper through the on line selection options.

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SNAP collective - At DENfair announced

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

The SNAP collective has announced the collaborators and its looking amazing! All new design for some of Australia's best existing and up and comers.  SNAP takes the exciting work from local designers and condenses it into a curated design experience showcasing the best Australia has to offer.  A must see!

The Snap Collective

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We are on the move!

Posted on April 16, 2016 by Max Hunt | 3 comments

New location 
8 hocking street, Brompton SA 5007

Yes we are on the move.  The sad news is we had to leave the beautifully bright and clean Byron place in search of larger pastures.

The search led me to Hocking street Brompton, A well used, dark and dirty saw tooth brick warehouse in a one way street in the great inner western suburb called Brompton.
Over the coming weeks I'll be doing what I can to make the space an exciting workshop / showroom meaning I can stay in one location for most of the week.  This means Hunt will be open to the public to come and window shop or discuss your next great project.  

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We are showing at DENfair 2016

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Max Hunt | 0 comments

Im excited to announce we will be at DENfair again this year with the Snap Assembly collaboration. 

Here at Hunt we have been busy putting the finishing touches on a few new pieces for the exhibition.  At this stage it looks like I wont be displaying any stools. What? I know. However, it is still early days and knowing me I wont be able to help myself.

Bang Bang  

DEN will be the launch pad for Hunt's expansion into new areas of design and the excitement is killing me!

Keep an eye out for up coming posts and announcements for further info 

JUNE 2-4 2016

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