About the Work

Swift Side Table, 2024
jarrah and blue gum, glass top
$2,300 - SOLD

Using reclaimed Australian hardwood floor beams, this small table is inspired by the log hollow, a critical habitat for the Swift Parrot and many other threatened and endangered species. Lou’s aim is to avoid impact on our native forests and wildlife whilst also highlighting the beauty of timber.

About Lou Harriss

Lou became a furniture maker after a career in communication design. She studied at the Sturt School for Wood and now has her own workshop in Sydney, combining time-honoured artisanal skills with contemporary, sustainable making practices. She works with overlooked Australian timber species, using their distinctive qualities to create modern furniture for smaller spaces.

Image top: Lou Harriss, Swift Side Table, 2024. Photo: Fancy Boy Photography