Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bennett Kitchen

John and Anna Bennett watched half their house slide down the hill - literally - during the June 2007 flood in Newcastle. When they rebuilt the house they recycled a number of the original timber joists and boards and asked Pinkerton to use them in the benchtops of this kitchen fitout. The result is gorgeous. 


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Flood Cupboards

Michael Pearson and Lisa Nelson's lovely heritage home sustained significant flooding in the June 2007 storms. When looking to  install some custom shelving in their home office, they requested solid timber bookshelves made from the salvaged original floorboards. A beautiful result.





Saturday, July 26, 2008

Greater CEO's Office

The Greater  is one of Australia’s largest building societies, with over 230,000 members and $4b in assets. In 2008 the outgoing CEO was took his office suite with him as part of his retirement package. The incoming CEO therefore needed an entire new collection of furniture. The project included: desk, 2 credenzas, bookshelves, meeting table, computer stand & drawers.
 
The new CEO has since engaged Pinkerton to complete residential projects for him, including bed-side tables, a chest of drawers and a jewellery box for his wife.









Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ord Minnett Boardroom Table

Ord Minnett is one of Australia’s largest stockbroking firms. The company’s board travels around the national locations for its monthly meetings, and the Newcastle office commissioned a new board room table for this purpose. The brief stipulated a table which could be divided in two for flexible usage and one which allowed for IT cabling to be discretely from underneath.





Monday, January 28, 2008

Cashpoint

One of the more unusual phone calls we've received: "There's this German installation artist called Wolfgang and he's coming out to Newcastle and he's got this work called cashpoint and it's like an ATM stuck in a window on a second storey of an old building and it will be randomly dispensing $5 during the Back to the City festival - and we need a carpenter to help build the casing and install it."

Come again? Whatever, sounds crazy, we like Wolfgangs and we'll do it.

And how they described it was exactly that - here's Cashpoint, in the top window of the Lockup Cultural Centre in down town Newie. And our twins ended up being at the right place at the right time one afternoon and got them selves a $5 note!

You can read more about the festival here, and more about Wolfy here.