Manapan Furniture

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MEL Stand: 105

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Fire sideboard

Alexsandra Pontonio

Alexsandra Pontonio’s Fire Sideboard tells a story of burnt country, northern landscapes and regrowth. It makes an elegant contribution to any living room.
Almost black in colour, the timber façade features two beautifully crafted rolling tambour doors. Details are highlighted in the contrasting dark, or ‘burnt’, Darwin Iron Bark timber elements against those left natural. The edge of each ridge on the tambour-style doors has been left unstained, accentuating the form and referencing the undergrowth within.

Manufacturer: Manapan
Manapan is a business owned and operated by Yolngu, the indigenous people of Arnhem Land for over 50,000 years. Yolngu have a rich and industrious history, having traded with the Macassens and Chinese for over 500 years before European settlement in Australia. Manapan continues this strong tradition.

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Art Bench

Jon Mikulic of Lineal Furniture

The Art Bench beautifully combines the traditions of the Milingimbi community with contemporary design. Split into two pieces, the River gum timber forms the “thread” to join the bench to the bench’s four square shaped legs. Each of the spears, fashioned by the Milingimbi craftspeople, is a sculpture in its own right. Finely executed scarf joins lock the two lengths of timber together. Mikilic, envisages seeing these benches as welcoming points of arrival to commercial reception areas or alternatively in beautiful homes.

Manufacturer: Manapan
Manapan is a business owned and operated by Yolngu, the indigenous people of Arnhem Land for over 50,000 years. Yolngu have a rich and industrious history, having traded with the Macassens and Chinese for over 500 years before European settlement in Australia. Manapan continues this strong tradition.

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Linear Sideboard

Ashleigh Parker of Parker Design

One of the starting points for Parker’s Linear Sideboard was his appreciation for the work of Danish designer Kaare Klint, who designed solid timber furniture in the late 1930s and was strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement. So when Parker discovered the Darwin hardwood in Arnhem Land, as well as the local ash species, he saw an opportunity to create ‘solid’ furniture, one that could appeal to a high-end market and that would have longevity. Although there’s a simplicity to the strong horizontal lines in Parker’s design, there’s also a sense of playfulness. The two end bays, for example, are doors, while the two central panels function as drawers, each drawer being a different depth. Slicing through these bands of vertical lines are two plate-like legs.

Manufacturer: Manapan
Manapan is a business owned and operated by Yolngu, the indigenous people of Arnhem Land for over 50,000 years. Yolngu have a rich and industrious history, having traded with the Macassens and Chinese for over 500 years before European settlement in Australia. Manapan continues this strong tradition.

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Woven Cabinet

Chloe Wolbran of Newline Design

Originating from plants such as the Pandanus Spirifis, or screw palm, the youngest branches are stripped of their prickly edges and the fibres dried out in the sun to form the material for this exquisite textile. “I have always been drawn to textiles and what a great opportunity to combine this love with creating furniture, my other passion,” says Walbran, who applied the woven textiles created by the Miligimbi community to the cabinet. “I saw the timber like the frame of a canvas, stretching it across the cabinet’s two doors,” says Walbran, who was keen to ensure the timber edges framing the doors were as fine as possible to allow the textile to be given the maximum exposure it truly deserves.

Manufacturer: Manapan
Manapan is a business owned and operated by Yolngu, the indigenous people of Arnhem Land for over 50,000 years. Yolngu have a rich and industrious history, having traded with the Macassens and Chinese for over 500 years before European settlement in Australia. Manapan continues this strong tradition.

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Fossil Table

Liz Doube of Newline Design

Liz instantly thought of the landscape at the top end of Australia before even reaching for her sketchbook.
The Fossil Coffee Table features a beautiful stone top, round in form like the sun and complemented by two boomerang shaped legs made from Darwin Stringybark timber local to the Milingimbi area. Doube also inset the stone top with leather as another option for those wanting an extra layer in this finely crafted table. Doube sees the interlocking pieces like abstract art.

Manufacturer: Manapan
Manapan is a business owned and operated by Yolngu, the indigenous people of Arnhem Land for over 50,000 years. Yolngu have a rich and industrious history, having traded with the Macassens and Chinese for over 500 years before European settlement in Australia. Manapan continues this strong tradition.

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