We're thrilled to announce our first line of Australian-made furniture at Gingerfinch! We have been coveting the sleek lines of Fomu Furniture since their inception just over a year ago. And we are so excited to share them with you.
Fomu is a Melbourne based design studio that focuses on beautiful, simple and
functional design. Fomu furniture is designed and made in-house or sourced locally.
Fomu founders Andrew Beveridge and Gabrielle Beswick are a gorgeous couple originally from Tasmania. Andrew has a background in furniture design and Gabrielle worked in fashion textiles and product development.
Combining their design aesthetic and manufacturing knowledge, they aim to create products that are beautifully made with quality materials and a minimal approach. Fomu furniture is perfect for the contemporary Australian home.
We sat down with Gabby and Andrew to find out a little bit more about their brand and what makes them tick.
Gabby and Andrew, Fome Furniture Founders
How do you like to spend your downtime?
Our downtime is best spent taking our dog for a walk to the park or getting away
for the weekend, either finding a nice Air BNB or going camping.
What’s the favourite part of your home and why
Gabby: Our studio is attached to our home so for me this is my favorite place. It’s where I can get creative, I love the possibilities that come with this space.
What are 3 things you do to leave the earth in a better state than when you arrived?
We make an effort to create products that will last. We aim to design items that have a concept or clear idea behind them that make them different and we think this allows items to stay relevant, meaning they can be appreciated long after a trend fades.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
Be patient and do something that inspires you. Allow yourself to get obsessed
with the things that inspire you.
What is your superpower?
Gabby: My superpower would probably be persistent. You need persistence to do what we do, to be able to keep on working on a design to get it right.
Another is being critical of our own ideas, we have designed a lot of things that
are just not quite right.