Christine's passion for design started at a young age. This passion led her to Holmesglen, where she recently completed her MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design.
What are you planning on doing next?
I am looking to work in the Furniture making industry. Get some insight into owning a furniture business , how it runs and gain more skills within the industry. Then when I feel the time is right, open my own furniture making business.
What was the inspiration behind your furniture design?
Most of my pieces are Japanese inspired, I just love their small and minimal living
For my first project i made a Japanese floor dining table, so decided my last piece will
accompany the dining table. The Japanese call this floor chair a ‘Zaisu’.
I used black wood, which I salvaged from the off cuts bins at the workshop. I like to
use reclaimed timber, trying where possible to reduce wastage.
Why did you choose to study furniture design?
Earlier last year I enrolled in the free course, Cert II in Furniture Making. I really enjoyed the course so much and saw my potential in designing and making furniture from wood, that I was certain I wanted to continue on to Cert IV in Furniture Design and Technology. Going through school, I’ve always had a passion for design.
Why did you choose Holmesglen?
I was impressed with the amount of quality pieces that came out of Holmesglen. The teachers were all equipped with great knowledge and their own life experiences, they were very helpful, always coming up with a solution for any issues addressed.
The classes have a very positive environment, there's lots of diversity.
What qualities do you think make a good furniture designer?
I believe having confidence and also not being scared to experiment with different material and design ideas.
What advice would you give someone considering furniture design?
Do what you love, and don't hold back.
You can find more of Christine's work on her Instagram account @Lil_miss.thrifty.