Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris of Hunting For George really don’t sit still for very long. No sooner have they launched one new project (like their ‘Hunting Collective’ project late last year) and another is well underway! TODAY marks the launch of something pretty big though – a brand new range of locally made furniture designed by Lucy and Jo, with the assistance of Jo’s husband Tom. Wow!
The debut furniture range from Hunting For George is originally came about when Jo found herself in the market for a bed for her young son Oliver. ‘I was hunting for a single bed, and there wasn’t really anything out there that I loved enough to invest in’ she says. Instead, she started sketching up a few ideas, and built a simple bed frame with her husband Tom at his steel factory, finished off with a few left over floorboards.
After Oliver’s new bed proved a hit with family and friends, Lucy and Jo were inspired to take it further. The idea of being able to create furniture to complement their bed linen was an idea they just couldn’t ignore – it wasn’t long before they had expanded the collection to incorporate steel and timber beds in both queen and single sizes, benches and side tables. The full collection is designed and manufactured in Melbourne at Jo’s husband’s business, Ferroustek.
Aside from this latest and somewhat unexpected diversion in furniture production (!!), Lucy and Jo have a lot on their plate right now. Next month they will launch their third range of bedlinen, the ‘Moody Blues’ collection – an understated, masculine range with darker colours and simpler graphics than their previous ranges. The pair also recently moved their headquarters to a larger warehouse to cope with the expansion of their business. ‘We are now the proud tenants of a ramshackled Richmond warehouse and we couldn’t be happier’ says Jo! The new space has allowed the business a little more room to breathe, and will also double as a Hunting for George showroom, due to open later in the year.
The Oliver range of furniture launches today, all products are available to order online and from selected retailers.