Anton Gerner's design philosophy is contemporary with inspiration drawn from the American Shaker furniture and the Biedermeier and Art Deco periods. Clean lines and strong shapes are emphasized and fine details featured. Contrasting timbers and inlay details are a strong design feature.
Although often using highly figured veneers Anton prefers to work in solid timber both Australian and imported. Uncompromising high quality construction and attention to detail is achieved using traditional hand tool techniques of construction and finish. Most of Anton's work is a mixture of private commissions architectural fit-outs batch production and exhibition work. Over the past few years a number of batch production items have also been designed and developed for Architects Interior Designers and retail shops.
Anton Gerner's exhibition pieces have gained many awards in the years he has been exhibiting. Anton is a regular contributor to Australian Wood Review magazine and has been a committee member of the Victorian Woodworkers Association. He has also had work accepted for Design Book Six published by Fine Woodworking Magazine.