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170 Stirling Highway, Nedlands. tel: 9386 6730 web: www.webberfurniture.com.au
Managing director Mel Princiotto believes
an emphasis on aesthetics is integral to
the company's success. "A solid, slab look
has certainly become our trademark,"
he says. "We don't hold back like a lot of
manufacturers who design around timber
availability. For us, the design always comes
first. en we worry about what materials we
e award-winning "Diamond Buffet"
cabinet with its visible wine compartment
not only incorporates native WA timber, but
the lifestyle. It is one in a series of designs Mel
created to celebrate the state's wine
"We wanted to create a great piece of
furniture that also shows off your favourite
bottles," he says. "It's a bit of show and tell,
especially because in Australia we enjoy some
of the best wines in the world."
His other gold medal product -- the Orition
Dining Suite -- creates a contemporary look
with Australian timber.
"We aim to be on the same level as designs
coming out of Europe," he says.
"It was about making the wood look
extremely modern using this very shiny glass
look all over."
Legs that wrap around each end of the table
and a large slab of glass in the middle complete
the polished look.
Like most Jamel collections, both designs
are available in marri or jarrah to suit
Jamel Industries, 68 Achievement Way, Wangara,
(08) 9302 3311, jamel.com.au.
SMOOTH LINES: Jamel Industries' Julie Princiotto and the
team's two prize-winning pieces, the Oriton Dining Suite and
Diamond Bu et.
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