Recently at Furnitex & design in Brisbane, July 8–10, Falecki Furniture scooped four Australian Furniture Industry Awards (AFIA) awards, including Residential Dining, Timber Medallion, Best of the Best and also People’s Choice for his Hinoki Dining Suite. Last year Falecki won an AFIAA award for his Vertical Furniture, a system of furniture components that nest in a panel and can be removed and assembled for on-demand use.
Made of native cypress but with a nod to the influence of Japanese design via the name of a species of timber which sees special purpose use in that country, the Hinoki suite was based on a concept of minimalism, both from a structural and design point of view. ‘I just wanted to pare everything back to the most minimal, simple dining setting I could possibly design,’ said designer and manufacturer Dylan Falecki
Made from standard dressed 90 x 42mm sections of cypress, Dylan said: ‘I’ve tried to do something exceptional with average materials’, adding that the suite differentiates itself from the current trend of American oak and walnut furniture by using the attractive colour and grain of quartercut Australian grown cypress. The eight-seater suite displayed at Furnitex & design featured a glass top, however laminated timber and 20mm thick high performance GFRC concrete tops are also available.
The suite has a system of joinery that permits flexible design and sizing. Custom cast bronze brackets, with a design based on carpenters sawhorse brackets, each weigh 3.2kg to ensure the rigidity of the construction. Customers are able to purchase brackets and access open source cutting lists to create furniture to suit their needs.