Dunstone Design’s workshop/showroom is situated at Unit 3/5 Aurora Pl, Queanbeyan, NSW. The workshop is attended 7am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturdays.
Dunstone Design’s workshop occupies two adjacent units in an industrial park. The workshop is a well equipped space with modern machinery and a wide selection of hand tools. Our philosophy is to own the best equipment in its class so that our makers can get to the hand work sooner. Unlike many studio furniture makers, Dunstone Design has the infrastructure to handle projects of all sizes with ease, on time.
We specialize in original contemporary chairs. No other form of furniture places such demands on the designer or the craftsman, nor gives such everyday familiar pleasure to the owner. We have equipment and processes dedicated to chair making but to-date we don’t use any CNC machines in our workshop. This is not because we are philosophically opposed to CNC technology (we have used it from time-to-time on various projects), rather because the approach doesn’t suit our way of making. For example, when a client orders a set of six chairs, we select the timber and make six matching chairs from the same log, from scratch. Each suite of chairs is a total composition, made a set at a time. CNC machines would not assist us for these small, personalised runs.
“Hand skills are incredibly important to us. The workshop’s job is to make all the mundane stuff easy so that our craftsmen are free to use their skills. The right piece of kit makes the team happy, productive and creative”. – Evan Dunstone