Designer: Jon Mikulic

Jon Mikilic’s art bench beautifully combines the traditions of the Milingimbi community with contemporary design.

Split into two pieces, the timber forms the ‘thread’ that joins the five traditional spears, produced be the local elders, to the bench’s four square shaped legs. The size of the four legs, slender in form, responds to the trunks of the trees from which they came. Finely executed scarf joints lock the two lengths together to form the wooden bench.

Each Art Bench is unique. The spears are handmade and carry the colours of traditional hunting – no art bench will be the same.

“I love the slight roughness of each spear,” says Jon, who envisages seeing this timber bench seat design as a welcome point of arrival to commercial reception areas or alternatively in the home entry.

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