2012 Melbourne Design Awards

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Timber Circle Shelf [DRAFT]

Image Credit : photos by Hugh Peachey and Bride&Wolfe

Project Overview

Bride&Wolfe make things they want to see in their own home. Beautiful and practical, our steam bent Australian hardwood Circle Shelves become a frame for the customers' own treasures and collectibles.



Project Brief

We discover a semi-retired timber artisan in regional Victoria. His workshop is filled with machinery dating back to the Victorian era, a steampunk paradise. We form a friendship and collaborate with him to create our hardwood Circle Shelves using Australian timbers and traditional timber-bending techniques.

Project Need

Bride&Wolfe has reinvigorated techniques from the 1800's to create an Australian piece that's timeless and modern, a product that merges our own design aesthetic with the customer's individual vision.

Design Challenge

We understood there was a market for this piece - our main challenge was and still is the unpredictable nature of the timber bending process.


We design, make and finish all Bride&Wolfe products in Melbourne or regional Victoria. We use water based colour, sustainably harvested plywoods, and hardwoods from small mills in regional Victoria.

This award recognises a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
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