Lloyd Brooke

Lloyd Brooke Furniture

Woodworker, Furniture Maker
from Preston , VIC, AU

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MATERIALS

Wood, Messmate, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash, American Walnut, Blackwood

SPECIALISATIONS

Hand Tools, Reclaimed Timber, Custom Process, Made To Order

STYLES

Modern, Contemporary

INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Full time

Crafting since: 2014

Number of makers: 1

Profile Published: March 2018


For Lloyd Brooke Anderson, working with his hands has always been a way to experience the world and become lost in beauty. As a boy he would marvel at the creations both his father and Poppa fabricated in their sheds. Hammers, chisels and saws lived quite happily amongst boxed up motorcycle engines and wheels waiting for spokes. Beside gizmos, gadgets and the clatter of vintage machinery, the language of handmade emerged in place of verbal communication. It was in these humble sheds, together with consideration, purpose and patience that custom projects seemed to birth themselves.

In early adulthood, the hand tool focus transmuted into handwork of a different kind; the language of music and songwriting. The intricacies of precise technique and the magic of song were captivating, and, eager to explore a bigger world, Lloyd and his young family moved home from Auckland to Melbourne.

Like all good stories that dance in circles, it was the Australian landscape and native timbers that reorientated Lloyd’s eye back towards sculptural based exploration. His growing family had a need for quality, solid timber furniture to replace the mass produced, flat pack fall aparts that accumulated in their house, and the empty shed was soon transformed into a dedicated hand tool workshop. Initially chosen due to a small working area and lack of funds, Lloyd quickly discovered the precision and intimacy with process that hand tools could offer. In a world where mass production rules, here was the escape.

Interest in his bespoke method soon grew, with Lloyd welcoming friends and family into his home workshop to design, chat and craft beautiful furniture. Many custom orders later, it was Vanessa, Lloyd’s wife and business partner, who urged him to follow his passion, take the leap of faith and embark on a career of handmade furniture built to last generations.

Today, Lloyd Brooke Furniture specialises in sustainable furniture made entirely by hands, from reclaimed and recycled timbers. With no feature or process outsourced, Lloyd has the opportunity to oversee each stage of the development. Rough and ugly demolition wood is manipulated using traditional tools to reveal immaculate surfaces and precision joinery. Upon project completion Lloyd personally delivers the made to order piece to ensure it arrives safely at it’s new home: your home.

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Last updated on 7th June 2016


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