Introducing Lowe Furniture
The Lowe Furniture studio and workshop was created to meet the specific demands of the architectural and interior design communities for quality custom furniture. This has remained a cornerstone of Lowe Furniture’s capability and represents a large part of our production output.
The constant refinement of process and design required for one-off builds has filtered into Lowe Furniture’s permanent collection. The permanent collection pieces stand out for their cohesive and singular design, while still retaining the potential for customisation to meet client’s specific needs. After graduating from formal training in furniture design and production in 1999, Andrew Lowe established his design studio and production workshop, Lowe Furniture. Now a team of highly skilled artisan furniture designers and makers, Lowe Furniture produces original and bespoke pieces for the discerning consumer and for leading architects and interior designers.
Prior to establishing his studio and workshop, Andrew spent 11 years honing his timber knowledge and skills at Mathews Timber. With an incredibly astute eye and a very rare capacity to read a piece of raw timber, Andrew continues to hand select each piece used in all production, often taking days to sort through packs, discarding pieces that do not meet his high standards of structure and colour.
The Knoxfield workshop is a point of pride amongst the Lowe Furniture team. The ample space, light and specialist machinery means they have the capacity to create pieces that most workshops could only imagine.
Each Lowe Furniture piece is individually crafted to the highest of standards. With meticulous attention to every detail in the belief that the care, attention and time invested will deliver a contemporary heirloom that will enrich everyday living and last a lifetime.
Lowe Furniture produces pieces for private homes, boardrooms and public and private spaces throughout Australia and abroad. Core competency in timber production can be seen in the diverse range of output from home accessories to highly engineered design solutions across whole project fit-outs. Lowe Furniture’s work is arguably superior to anything else in the market.
The Springfield was inspired by the architectural aesthetic of the American Prairie School. It’s pillar like legs and solid form give it a stately presence, making it perfect as the centrepiece of a formal dining or meeting place.
Grounded and honest, The Radley Table can be adapted as a three- or four-legged table according to seating requirements. Like all Lowe Furniture tables, it encourages the idea of gathering and sharing and is the perfect addition to warm and welcoming spaces. Available in oak or walnut, natural or custom stained. Custom sizes available on request. Option with 4 legs on request. ‘Starburst’ top available on request.
The Atticus was born in response to a custom project for Toyota to design two corporate dining tables using Australian Myrtle. The design received such acclaim that it was modified to a residential scale and has been Lowe Furniture’s bestselling customisable design ever since. International design superstar and personal friend Patricia Urquiola once commented upon seeing it in Melbourne that if she had to sit at a table designed by someone other than herself, this table would be it. Available in oak or walnut, natural or custom stained. Custom sizes and extension table available on request. Standard pricing with rectangular top, oval top available on request.
Angular and modern, the Shima Table cuts a striking presence. The complex frame joinery creates multiple junctions and points of interest. One of our most dynamic and intriguing tables.
The Dish Stool is testament to the boundary pushing nature of the Lowe Furniture workshop. It also demonstrates the team’s ability to inject personality and playfulness into their work, with much appeal lying in the perfectly expressed convex. Doubling as both a stool and table, Dish is multifunctional and can be custom-made in different timbers and stains to suit various aesthetic requirements.
The Hemingway Table
The Hemingway channels the honest and robust aesthetic of a sawhorse, where form follows function. This powerful and sturdy design works in a wide range of settings, being bold enough to hold its own without being overbearing.
The Heta Table
The Heta was the very first permanent piece in the Lowe Furniture collection. Prior to this, all pieces had been custom designed to client requirements. The Heta was put into production for the opening of Hub Furniture and has remained unchanged since. The perfect example of how beautifully a well-crafted piece can age.
Lowe Furniture also specialises in the custom design and construction of boardroom tables and executive desking. Their work graces corporate spaces such as Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank, Coles Myer, Deakin University, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Toyota, RACV, Acer, Scanlan & Theodore, Royal Northshore Hospital, NSW Magistrates Court, The University of Melbourne, Crown Casino, Jupiter’s Casino, Adelaide University, The Mercer Group and many more. The attention to detail on these large, sophisticated structures and the skill applied in the engineering and construction is what sets Lowe Furniture apart.
One of Lowe Furniture’s strengths is their ability to design and create completely custom and unique pieces for discerning clients. We work with top Australian and international designers to bring their conceptions to life. From bespoke cabinetry to restaurant fit-outs to wall cladding the range that Lowe Furniture can produce is vast.