Furniture maker, sustainably sourced, creating shapes
In a world of mass consumerism and cheap pricing, high quality craftsmanship has become the rarity instead of the norm. Fortunately for Josh Carmody, he had an eye and the innate skills to carry on this legacy.
Now designer and maker of high-end, bespoke timber furniture through his business Josh Carmody studio, Josh cut his teeth in the world of architecture, spending nearly a decade at some of the world’s most prestigious firms.
His passion for hand-built craft began in high school woodworking class, where he realised very quickly that he not only enjoyed the process but was good at it too. And while he was pushed into the world of academia after graduation, the passion was always there in the background ready to take focus.
Even to the untrained eye, you can see how his work exudes incredible quality and very clearly references his architecture roots. And it’s been noticed near and far, with Josh now commissioned for boardroom tables and office fit outs across the globe, as well as his own passion pieces for his consumer audience.
I had a wonderful chat with Josh about how his highly commended career evolved, how his hard work behind the scenes finally paid dividends, turning your hobby into your career, and the importance of sustainable practices and slowing down the retail chain.