Breon Martin                 

 

After many years of browsing his mothers Vogue Living magazines, Breon Martin’s growing appreciation for retro furniture took shape when he moved into his own flat and decided to make his own furniture rather than spend large amounts on classic pieces.  An adult education course in upholstery cemented this interest and his career as an artist began.

 

In 1999 Martin undertook a Diploma of Art, Craft, and Design at Tafe in Hobart, where continued designing and making furniture.  Later that year he won a prize in an exhibition at the Salamanca Long Gallery for a stool he had designed.  During his second year at Tafe, he began selling his design at Featherston interiors.

 

After he completed his diploma at Tafe, Martin began his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Arts, majoring in furniture design.  One of his minor subjects was sculpture, which appealed to him as it is a supporting practice when working in the field of object design.  During his studies began sculpting bold block shape type out of native Tasmanian timber offcuts he was able to source from the art school, recycling centers, and building sites.  The response from his supervisors was conducive to him investigating this further and to exhibit the works which he now sells.

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