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Bed befitted for dreaming

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Tony Kenway has an international reputation for fine timber work, specifically furniture.

Kenway chairs, for example, are centrepieces of many collections around the world, be it public galleries or museums or private collections.

And now the Coorabell resident has just completed what he says is the seminal work of his career so far, titled Bed for Dreaming.

Kenway received a private commission to build the bed, which was inspired by the client’s oriental poppy-themed bedroom. He says the bed is the focal point alluding to

poppies with opiate qualities that induce slumber.

In 1998 Kenway was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to visit Japan, Italy, Spain, England and the USA, to work with prominent designers and workshops, including the Queen’s Royal Collection Workshop in London.

An open day is planned at his studio workshop in late January.

 

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