All Starmapped pieces are designed and handmade in Melbourne by award-winning furniture designer/makers Sawdust Bureau.
We combine the best of modern and traditional woodworking and joinery techniques to produce handmade, limited edition and fully bespoke pieces made exclusively from sustainably-sourced, Australian native timber species.
Our studio was founded by Bryan Cush in 2012 as an experimental furniture workshop whilst employed in Architectural practice. His design aesthetic has been formed by 15 years studying and practising architecture around the world fused with his passion for sculptural craft and local timber.
We are located in Maribyrnong (7km west of Melbourne’s CBD) at Jack’s Magazine - an historic, former ammunitions storage facility on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, recently revived by Working Heritage and Renew Australia as a creative hub for artists and makers.
Our workshop, built in the 1870's, was once the loading dock where gunpowder was transported through to the main magazine buildings for safe storage. The workshop comes complete with a canal and a railway track, fitted with a mobile workbench mounted to an original 150-year old trolley.
**Please note that for Health and Safety reasons Sawdust Bureau's workshop is open by appointment only**