Furniture, Homeware, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Timber
The Danish Modern aesthetic of Lex Stobie’s furniture isn’t the only thing that gives it instant appeal. Every piece in the New Zealand-born designer-maker’s collection reflects his artisanal craftsmanship, as well as his fine attention to detail. The timbers Stobie uses are locally sourced and he creates all his furniture in his George Street Studio, a space he shares with five other artisans in the inner-city suburb of Thebarton.
Having originally studied mechanical engineering, it was a trip to the Nordic region during his early twenties that inspired him to pursue furniture design. He undertakes commissions for both residential and commercial application, and recently designed the dining tables and waiter’s station for chef Jock Zonfrillo’s Rundle Street restaurant, Orana. In 2005, Stobie was commissioned by Anton Assaad of Great Dane to design a round glass-topped coffee table exclusive to the Melbourne-based supplier and in 2008, Enoki commissioned the Belair stool for their refurbishment of the Belair Hotel.
2014 ARI CO LAB, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia
2014 Set, Council of Objects, Adelaide, Australia
2011 Form Collective, One Small Room, Croydon, Australia
2011 Wood Not, Wood So, Aptos Cruz Galleries, Stirling, Australia
2008 Beyond the Fjords, Bedizen District, Prahran, Australia
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral
30 Jun 2017
Well Made has partnered with Brand South Australia on I Choose SA Ambassador, a campaign that champions SA makers, producers and businesses. As part of the campaign Well Made Coordinator Peta Mount features in a video and Creative Practitioners Lex Stobie and Tsering Hannaford are interviewed about Well Made.
29 May 2017
Lex Stobie features in the CityMag Small Business Survey with a focus on the 30 George Street Studios in Thebarton.
"The machines haven’t taken over yet. People still bend steel, warp metal, and reshape wood with their hands to make beautiful and useful things - and some of the best are doing it out of a big old shed on George Street in Thebarton."
01 Nov 2016
In this months Monocle Magazine designer-maker Lex Stobie is listed in the top 20 Best Global Design. Congratulations to Lex for this international acknowledgement.
24 Feb 2016
Featured in the January edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.