Mutawintji National Park is an ancient landscape defined by water courses over rock and the slow passage of time. The area is sacred to the Pantjikali, Wanyuparlku, Wilyakali, and Malyangapa people and is a vital resource for native animals. When the rains come, it’s a place of startling beauty and verdant life. The spectacular rock art left by Aboriginal people speaks of a sophisticated and timeless culture.
We had recently finished the Minderoo Side Table for a client and the fluted sections in river red gum on that design reminded me of Mutawintji. Working with William Bayliss, I set out to design a side table that was informed by this hard but beautiful landscape.
The Mutawintji Side Table combines many of the themes and ideas that we have been exploring, yet it’s a wholly fresh approach. The fluting speaks of watercourses and stone. The forms are organic. The materials are earthy.
Mutawintji 3 is made from highly figured ebonized river red gum with rock maple drawer internals. It has been crafted without compromise. Mutawintji 3 features our Eyeline handles.
Mutawintji 1 (in figured blackwood with wenge detailing) was awarded Runner Up in Australian Wood Review Magazine’s Maker of the Year Awards 2021. It was beaten by team member William Bayliss’ Bunyjul Occasional Tables.
Dimensions; 1600mm l x 380mm D x 900mm H.
Available timbers; Ebonized figured river red gum. Other timbers available, POA.