Ironwood Studios

David Street took up woodworking and furniture making professionally in 1984 after meeting Neil Erasmus, a master furniture maker who was also working in the ACT. In 1985 David and Neil decided to move to Perth to set up a furniture making partnership. For several years they produced a range of traditional and modem furniture mainly from Jarrah, as well as making one off commission pieces.

Major commissions that David has worked on include Jarrah furniture for the Queen's bedroom in Government House, and the casework for the restored organs in both St. Patrick's and St. John's churches in Fremantle.

David's work has won several awards including the 1989 "Working With Wood" award for chair design, the Craft Award at the 1991 Darlington Arts Fair, and the Best Export Potential award at the Perth Furniture Fair in 1991.

In early 1992 David set up his own furniture making company called Ironwood Studios in Association with his wife, Vivien. 'He uses Jarrah, recycled from old buildings in Perth, to make a range of simple, elegant and affordable furniture that includes dining tables, hall tables, coffee tables and bedside tables. He also works on designs for attractive but reasonably priced hand crafted chairs.

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