Profile A fascination and passion for the environment, nature, hands on design and making, are the driving forces behind much of Duncan's work and journey. Combined with techniques which see history, traditional craft and contemporary design converge. Duncan has studied interior design, carpentry and joinery, both in the U.K and North America, and has been fortunate enough to work alongside some exceptionally talented and inspirational craftspeople and designers. He moved to Adelaide, South Australia, in 2006, where he now lives and runs his own studio and practice.
Education 1994-1996 Diploma of Interior Design. Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design. UK. 1998-1999 Carpentry & Joinery NVQ2. Bath College of Higher Education. UK.
Employment and Work Experience 1999-2000 Johnny Hawkes, Professional Woodworkers, Pewsey, Wiltshire, UK. Design and manufacture of high quality furniture and interiors. Apprentice. 2000-2002 Echo Designs, East Dulwich, London, UK. Design and manufacture of high quality furniture and interiors. Employee. 2002-2005 Evolve, New England House Business Centre, Brighton, UK. Design and manufacture of high quality furniture and interiors. Own business. 2004 Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, UK. Timber frame building course. 2005 Carpenters Fellowship & Timber framers Guild rendezvous, Northmoor Trust, Oxford, UK. Construction of visitor centre. Apprentice. 2005 Heartwood School of Homebuilding, USA. Timber framing apprenticeship. 2005-2006 Stephan Roux Ltd. Helston, Cornwall, UK. Design and erection of traditional and contemporary timber frame buildings. Employee. 2006-2007 Timber Frames of Australia Pty Ltd. Design and erection of traditional and contemporary timber frame buildings. Employee. 2007 Established Duncan Designs- designer & maker of high quality furniture, functional objects and timber structures. Adelaide, South Australia. Own business. 2007 Khai Liew Designs, Adelaide, South Australia. Part -time assistant cabinet maker.