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Design Tasmania collaborates with Planex

02 . 11 . 2016

Situated next to City Park in Launceston, a favoured destination for tourists and locals alike, Design Tasmania represents works on behalf of over 100 designers and hosts Australia's only museum collection of contemporary wood design. 

Design Tasmania is a not for profit organisation whose aim is to promote Tasmania as an island of innovation, design excellence and creativity. Recently celebrating 25 years of their Tasmanian Wood Collection, Design Tasmania’s new 260m2 retail space offers the largest display of hand-made craft and design in The Tasman. 

CEO Karina Clarke recently designed the interior in collaboration with steel manufacturer Planex, mixing metal and timber whilst incorporating bright colours and natural materials to reflect the personality of the space. Featuring Planex Virtu pedestals and Wishbone tables, the design empowers staff to explore a palate that appeals to their personal taste, complimenting powdercoated steel with ethically sourced and managed Tasmanian Oak timber - vital for the brands design philosophy.  

As a small team in an even smaller office, it’s very important to make sustainable choices which create a sense of ownership and belonging within the space for many years to come’ explains Karina.

Illustrating the versatility of steel storage, Planex’s range which is available in over 150+ powdercoted finishes and textures provided Design Tasmania the tools to inject individuality and character into their environment. The use of the Virtu pedestal provided the interior with a sleek, minimalist profile at ease with the contemporary workplace transforming the personal storage solution from a practical necessity into a integral part of the office.

Designed by Alexander Lotersztain the Wishbone table is content to work or play and sits easily in a work environment or within a residential interior. Featured above with a custom Tasmainan oak timber top, simply add some accessories and Wishbone becomes a durable workstation.

Karina describes the collaboration process, ‘We are part of the Tasmanian chain of custody for specialty timbers and are very proud to work with Planex to bring beautiful timber tops together with the wishbone table legs.  As a small team in an even smaller office, it’s very important to make sustainable choices which create a sense of ownership and belonging within the space for many years to come’ explains Karina.

For more information on sourcing sustainable Tasmanian timbers visit the website: Design Tasmania