Newline’s interior designer Liz Doube was drawn to furniture while still a child. Her great uncle Gerard Doube made a name for himself in the post-war period, “I used to love going to his factory in Port Melbourne and seeing the stickers ‘Made by Doube’ attached to each design,” says Doube, who recalls the multi-purpose lounge he designed. Her aunt, artist Denise Bryant, also made Doube gravitate towards art and design at school.
Doube is constantly carrying around her sketchbook. Hand-drawn images of chair and table details are on every second page. “I always thought how great it must have been for Frank Lloyd Wright. He designed everything from the architecture and interiors, through to the furniture and lighting, to the very last detail,” says Doube.