The Staple Collection
Luc and James have shared a design workshop in Melbourne since 2015. Conversations in design and process often turned to frustrations with the reality of the furniture industry in Australia. Looking to buck the trend of imported, mass produced furniture that is destined for land fill, Luc and James stuck to their principles of quality pieces, made one at a time. This resulted in the release of their first collaboration, The Staple Collection.
The aim was to produce functional designs that allowed the materials to speak for themselves. Explorations in balance and negative space led to a range of minimal table and shelving designs in steel rod. The designs are completed using sustainably sourced hardwoods that are crafted by hand. Each piece is individually numbered and dated before it leaves the workshop. Honest furniture that is for keeps. Designed and Made in Melbourne.
‘We like to keep things local. Our steelwork is done by fabricators in Thomastown and Newport. Our timber comes from yards in Spotswood and Mornington. The powdercoating happens in Preston. The designs and woodworking out of our workshop, from the hands and minds of two guys who grew up in the inner north. You can actually trace the journey of our furniture as it comes to life and we think that’s pretty important.’ – Luc Fauvrelle Designer/Maker