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. Read more about the Mutawintji series.
Mutawintji 1 was made from rain drop blackwood, with wenge detailing and rock maple drawer internals (it is owned by a Melbourne client). Mutawintji 2 was made from jarrah with red gum detailing and rock maple drawer internals (it is owned by a Canberra client). Mutawintji 3 is made from highly figured ebonized river red gum (available). They have all been crafted without compromise. The Mutawintji design features our Eyeline handles. This piece is the perfect companion to Riverstones 2.
Mutawintji 1 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.
Standard Dimensions; 1600mm l x 380mm D x 900mm H.
Available timbers; blackwood and jarrah. Other timbers available, POA.