Father and son duo Martin and Bruce Johnston have been making furniture together for 15 years. Martin began his apprenticeship with his father in 2004 where they worked together creating handmade furniture in Billinudgel – a small community outside Byron Bay. Bruce was diagnosed with motor-neurone disease in 2017, which is when Martin took on full time responsibilities at his furniture brand, Martin Johnston Design.
Now, in a bid to raise as much money and awareness for motor-neurone disease as possible, Martin Johnston has launched a fundraising raffle – and put up one of his signature handmade sideboards as the prize!
The ‘Custom Sideboard’ is a covetable piece of furniture, handmade by Martin himself from local and sustainably sourced Tasmanian Oak with brass detailing. Martin has created bespoke pieces for local restaurants and brands such as St. Agni, alongside commissions for residential projects.
As motor-neurone disease is a rare, degenerative disease with no effective treatment, raising funds for research is increasingly important. All money raised from the raffle tickets will be donated to the MND and Me Foundation, an organisation which runs support programs for families and people living with motor-neurone disease, as well as research for a cure.
To learn more about the foundations, and purchase tickets to go in to win this great prize – click here! Raffle drawn at 10am on Monday, October 12th.