Elliot Bastianon is a furniture designer based in Canberra, Australia. Graduating in 2012 from the Australian National University with a BA/BVA (Honours), he has a diverse material palette and attempts to extrapolate the most from everyday things around him; often combining materials in ways that he hopes will direct his practice down a path not often taken.

For Bastianon, furniture isn’t just something utilitarian. It’s an apparatus of communication, a tool to deliver a message or encourage a different way of seeing the world.

Bastianon is also the founder and studio director of the shared workshop, Six Wiluna, a place that provides machinery and space for early career designers to develop their practices.

In 2017, Bastianon and industrial designer René Linssen established Furnished Forever, a furniture company with a focus on high volume commercial and residential applications. Furnished Forever places the emphasis on Australian manufacturing—particularly those based in the ACT and Southern NSW region. This allows a direct dialogue with industry and ensures every piece meets the high standards of the studio. The unique strengths of both designers have resulted in a collection that floats between commercial application and crafted detailing.

Photography: David Lindesay