Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jamie's Italian Opens

Some early pics from Jamie's Italian which is doing a number of soft launches this week. Pinkerton did numerous pieces for the restaurant including wine racks, pasta making area, bar tables, flour bins, bread stands, blackboards and more. Images courtesy peckvonhartel, by Ken Martin. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hunter Design School Visit

Some students from the Hunter Design School visited the workshop last week, you can read about it here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ahoy there

A detail shot of a recent res project in the warehouse before delivery this week- a desk that references the port hole in a beautiful Federation house in Hamilton.

Ncle Gallery Soc Walk Through

The Newcastle Gallery Society ended its annual workshop tour chez Pinkerton this year. Gallery Society members are given something something of a mystery tour - told to show up a certain place at a certain time and enjoy what they find along the way. This year they started at Peter Tilley's sculpture workshop, then were given directions to a local lino cut artists studio, before adjourning to Pinkerton's Fern Street warehouse where they finished with drinks and canapes.

Lovely Sunday afternoon, thanks to Jan Hill of the Gallery Society for organising everything.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maitland Library Circulation Desk

Just installed in the new circulation desk for Maitland Library. Working with MCC Senior Architect, Aaron Cook, Pinkerton created an arced desk in two parts from a range of Australian timbers, steam bent around the curve of the units.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not Working for the Man

Stu was on ABC Radio today, on Jill Emberson's morning program as part of her series interviewing people who work for themselves. You can listed to it here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Next Wood School Class starts soon

Following on from the inaugural Pinkerton Wood School class, the next session will kick off on Wednesday October 5. Drop us an email and we'll send you out an application form.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Necker Belle on habitusliving.com

One of our favourite design mags, habitus, has a story on the Necker Belle on its website this week. 

Here's a grab from the article:

"Sir Richard Branson has extended his broad portfolio of business, leisure and adventure activities, proudly adding superyacht, Necker Belle, to his list. The 32 metre long vessel, launched in 2003 and then re-imagined through a mega two and a half year refit in Australia, is available to venture tailor-made itineraries all year round. The international client worked with exclusively with craftsmen from Newcastle, Azzurra Marine, and Stuart Pinkerton, on the project."

Click here to see the story in full. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Redkite Autumn Shorn Ball

Pinkerton has donated a Mitre Table for the Redkite Autumn Shorn Ball. It will be included as one of the many great prizes in the silent raffle. Redkite provides real and practical support to children and young people with cancer and their families. Support is provided from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment, and on return home to the community. David Giffin will be guest speaker, talking about his son Joseph's childhood cancer and the family's personal experience through those rough few years.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wood School Wrap Tea Party

Well the first wood school class has finished their stools and met up to celebrate last Saturday. Stu made a nutella cake, Anna brought Gidget the Curly Coated Retriever, Joey's wife Phoebe came along too and so we got her to pretend to be Tookie (who was studying for uni exams) and along with Sarah and Tobey everyone looked pretty pleased with themselves. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

That's pukka!

Pinkerton has landed a tasty project doing 15 pieces of custom furniture for Jamie Oliver’s soon-to-be opened Italian restaurant in Pitt Street in Sydney. Using enormous planks of recycled timber sourced locally through Round Two Timbers at Carrington, and featuring metalwork by Imagiron at Steel River, the suite of specially commissioned pieces includes numerous bar tables, waiters stations, menu boards and wine walls. Pinkerton has been working with a Sydney architect and Jamie’s design team in London to get the rustic look just right for the restaurant, which is the first Australian opening in Oliver’s worldwide ‘Jamie’s Italian’ chain. We'll post some images when the project is finished, for now here is a detail shot of a drawer on one of the chunky bread stations, and another of some recycled timber being glued up for benchtops.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Top 10 Stools

Up Down is in Home Beautiful's "Top 10 Stools" story in this month's edition of the magazine. Thanks to stylist Lesiele Hailami for the "hb loves" sticker!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The View From the Office This Week

Stu and Andy are currently in Sydney working on a refit of the bar areas of SY Southern Cloud. Here's the view they get to enjoy from the dock in Balmain everyday.

And it's pretty good at night too...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wood School Progress Pics

Some progress shots from the current wood school group, making their stools.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ian Burns Sculpture

Renting our other warehouse at the moment over at Steel River is NY based Australian artist Ian Burns, busy creating an installation piece for the Art Gallery of NSW. We won't even try to describe his incredible work - here's Ian in his own words:

"This sculpture, made for the entry vestibule of the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Australia, generates simulated video of objects traversing space above the earth. This footage is achieved by recording high speed video of space toys dropping past a high speed video camera. The automation of this functionality is achieved by robotizing the operation of a cheap consumer camcorder that includes a low resolution high speed function."

Here's Ian at Steel River in progress....

There's also a great interview with Ian in front of the work which the Art Gallery of NSW has posted on you tube, click below to watch. The opening is this weekend in Sydney.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Surfest Perpetual Trophy

We've been supplying timber bases for Julie Squires to fix her amazing Surfest sculptures on to for a number of years. This year Surfest decided that instead of getting new ones done each year to give away, that they would create a special piece that the winner keeps until the comp the following year. Pinkerton was therefore asked to provide a base that was a different, something a bit more creative than the standard rhombus of wood. 

As the trophy is to be named after the legendary Mark Richards, Stu asked MR for some of his templates and used those as his starting point. He carved a tryptych of board noses to form the base for Julie's beautiful homage to MR's gangly style, and its made from a fairly significant chunk of huon pine.

Click here to read the Surfest story about the trophy. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sculpture Bar Re-Opens for Summer

The Sculpture Bar at the National Gallery of Australia has re-opened for summer. Pinkerton did the glow bars, ottomans and drinks tables. This year the new sponsor is Veuve Cliquot and so the bars are now glowing a refreshing orange.