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  • Simon Milner

A little D.H. Lawrence...

In tandem with the new construction work, we have been busy working on décor details for the interiors.

For Terragong’s formal dining room we’ve commissioned a dining table from Sydney-based firm The Restoration House. The octagonal 8-seater is based on an Edwardian design by UK furniture designer Edward Barnsley (1900-1987), a major name in bespoke furniture design and construction of the early 20th Century, and a proponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Mirek Zimakowski of The Restoration House will be hand-crafting this special piece of furniture, at just under 2 metres in diameter, using walnut and a contrasting lighter wood for the banding, sycamore.

According to a biography of Barnsley, he was particularly fond of these lines by D.H. Lawrence: “Things men have made by wakened hands, And put soft life into Are awake through the years with transferred touch And go on glowing for long years. And for this reason some old things are lovely Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”

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