New Zealand-born Stobie is that rare breed of furniture creator who is hands on with his product from concept to completion. There is an honesty and ingenuity to Lex Stobie’s work that has seen his pieces become sought-out among admirers of the Danish aesthetic. His work is all about shared knowledge, locally sourced eco-friendly timbers and taking the time to do the job right.
Furniture-making, done properly, is a slow business. For Lex, windows of inspiration come not in a white office cubicle but while cycling or taking time out from creating. He carries a pencil and paper so ideas can become sketches wherever he goes. His ideas find form as maquettes – to be remodeled, reshaped or sometimes discarded as a new piece is perfected through a series of iterative developments. These developments result in pieces that are unique yet complement works by the greats of modern design.
Stobie shares his George Street Studio in Thebarton with five other artisans, allowing him to draw on a wide range of experience and know-how in a friendly, cooperative environment. The large studio is sited in a buzzing arts-focused area of inner-urban Adelaide, where innovation and creativity flourish.
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