Since 1977 Constantia has been creating some of the world’s finest furniture.
Each handcrafted piece is made to last for centuries and is finished in Organic products specifically developed by Constantia to provide the greatest enhancement and protection.
Selected above all others to design and build the Central Table and Hansard Desk for the House of Representatives in Australia’s new Parliament House, Constantia Organic Finishes are used throughout.
The Organic Finishes are renowned for highest quality, multi-purpose durability and ease of use and can be applied to interior or exterior timber, steel, stone and cork.
Constantia Organic Finishes guarantee a simplified and safe ‘one stop’ option for all finishing applications. Containing only the finest ingredients, all can be assured of a foolproof and long lasting finish.
Statement Of Intent
“I could argue that there was an element of luck in the fact that the only inheritance from my father was a moderately sized but immaculately kept box of hand wood working tools, and secondly, a burning passion to continue an unspoken tradition and love for things beautifully and well made.
As one who loves his craft, the most deserving study is the one that deals with the phenomenon of woodworking. It is one of those long lived occupations whose purpose until recent times has found itself best in gathering and reshaping people’s minds and souls, to make nobility of them. Not by eugenics, or by blood, but by the spirit. The art side of craft comprehends only the esoteric side, and does so predominantly as the image of an ongoing, changing and yet rhythmic process. The enactment, the actual making of end object manifests the physical reality with respect to the constraints made on us by our chosen medium, in this case wood. Artists, however, must hang onto their adolescence in the belief of someday growing up. One may resist this tyranny, but in the end the cost is an inability to create. Constantia was for me, although unconsciously at the time, an acceptance of this yoke.
My current aspiration is to share in the harmony, to come closer to the natural creative law that surrounds us, to carry the meditation process that follows each creative decision to the final choice and arrangement of the medium. I am attempting to create a place where in a few hearts and heads, the development, modification, advances and confrontations of our phenomenon can take place with the spirit of our age and in the various disciplines. A new adventure in freedom and dignity, a new flexibility in function and design. These are all current aspirations. As opposed to a single talent being driven to concentrate on a speciality, the nature of my business rather aims at integration, synthesis and universality. To date there seems to me more freedom in this discipline.”
Guided tours of Constantia workshop and gallery are available daily and on weekends and public holidays by appointment. Concessions apply for group bookings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 044 999 4003 or contact the Port Lincoln Visitor Centre 1300 788 378 for bookings.