Laura McCusker is an international award winning furniture designer and maker based in Hobart, Tasmania.
"McCusker is trained in fine woodwork and is an extraordinary powerhouse of production and ideas. She has quietly gained worldwide attention from her Hobart base. Wallpaper magazine founder Tyler Brûlé described her work as "exceptional" and earlier this year she was named one of 25 of the best object designers in the world in the German Faces of Design awards. And it is her furniture that graces the interiors of Hobart's new ultra chic MONA pavilions.
Her works are wonderfully varied - there is no recognisable McCusker style, except in that her pieces betray an evident love and deep knowledge of materials. There are no wasted gestures in her cabinetry, and lovers of timber cannot fail to be moved by her ability to simulate fragility, and to carefully conceal, or subtly and surprisingly express perfect joints.
Above all McCusker is aware of the power of brevity. In a table a single idea is conveyed; when it tries to express more than the idea of a table, it has said too much."
- Robert Stevenson, 2010
Laura's pieces are available to purchase at twenty21, 160 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065.twenty21.com.au