Ian Monty Wood Design designs and makes studio furniture.
My year at Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong gave me an excellent base to develop a new career. Each day my education continues. Exposed joints are my passion, with handcut dovetails, bridle joints or through-tenons a particular delight.
Solid timbers, as opposed to manmade, are primarily used. I endeavour to use sustainably forested timbers where possible. The process from concept to design to construction requires close collaboration between my client and I to ensure effective communication of aesthetic, functional and budgetary considerations. This helps to eliminate surprises at either end and results in a piece that fulfils it's purpose and justifies the rationale behind its creation in all respects. » more