Besides the 100-year-old exposed beams and several shiny tanks behind the bar, one of the first things you might notice at our new brewery in Brisbane are the tables and chairs.
Crafted with mixed hardwood and black metal frames, we think the furniture’s striking lines and natural timber tones complement the brewery’s urban-industrial interior and make for beautiful drinking surfaces.
For this, we have Gareth Robertson from Blackwood Collective in Brisbane to thank.
With a keen eye for detail, carpenter and furniture designer Gareth runs his bespoke furniture workshop Blackwood Collective out of Stafford, Brisbane, and specialises in carpentry and joinery. Gareth’s approach champions functionality, aesthetics and both classic and modern techniques, while his work captures his experience in high-end renovations and a creativity honed through world travel.
The name Blackwood Collective pays homage to Gareth’s favourite timber, Tasmanian Blackwood. A proud Indigenous man, Gareth prizes Blackwood for its traditional uses by Indigenous peoples as boomerangs, spear throws, clap sticks and other tools.
Check out of Gareth’s work @blackwoodcollective and next time you’re in the brewery, be sure to enjoy his pieces.
Footage and photos by: @andymck