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years, Peter is a veteran of the industry,
although he shows no sign of slowing down.
"I'm 60," he says. "At my age I should be
able to get out of bed at 8, 9 o'clock. People
say 'relax' but I can't. Not in this industry.
You either get on or give up -- there's no in-
ree Dimensional Furniture Company, 5/12
Carson Road, Malaga,
(08) 9249 6603.
• Excellence in Furniture using Exotic
• Excellence in Residential Built-in
Furniture, Home eatre, WA
• Runner-up Best of the Best, WA
Two award-winning projects on opposite
ends of the spectrum not only highlighted
Butler Interior's versatility, it also
showed the team's commitment to high
Owner and designer Gary Butler
says although the processes behind the
Shitake Pair and Salter Point projects were
completely different, the results were
"There was a lot more freedom with the
drawers because we were building them to
our own brief, Gary says. "The vision was
to create this slightly Japanese washboard-
look piece with a contemporary twist.
"The home theatre was different in
that we had to design according to the
client's needs and wants. The acoustics
was a priority so I had to work around this
and really consider speaker placement.
I actually went over east to meet an
acoustics' expert to get that right."
Gary chose American oak to build the
Shitake Pair because of its light creme
colourings and black wash grain. It
stands 125cm high and 38cm wide, and
features seven drawers as well as a secret
compartment. On the exterior, cascading
grooves start wide and shallow at the
bottom of each piece and become deeper
and thinner towards the top.
The Salter Point home theatre embraces
jarrah and aluminium in a similarly
timeless design, with black gloss details
and floor and wall lighting creating a
warm and cosy ambiance.
Butler Interiors, 64 Clavering Road, Bayswater,
(08) 9271 4009, butlerinteriors.com.au.
• Excellence in Dining Furniture
(table & chairs), WA
• Excellence in Furniture using Western
Australian Native Timber, WA
It's a covetable quality in any designer -- to
have a style distinctively their own.
Such is the case with Jamel Industries,
whose furniture stands out for its thick timber,
sleek looks and modern functionality. ese
characteristics saw the company pick up two
blue ribbons at this year's furniture awards.
TURNING JAPANESE: Gary and
Melanie Butler from Butler Interiors
and their beautiful Shitake Pair.
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