The Griffith Tablecraft Story
In 1971, after spending six years in Tasmania searching for the Tasmanian Tiger, Jeremy Griffith began manufacturing wood furniture to his own simple and natural designs and by 1976 had established Griffith Tablecraft as a successful furniture manufacturing business.
His idea was to make huge table tops from bark-to-bark slabs of timber to retain their natural beauty. So, in the same self-sufficient spirit in which he carried out his Tiger search, Jeremy hitchhiked 800km to a sawmill on the north coast of NSW, the only place such slabs were available then, and carted his first giant slab in a wheelbarrow 4km to a joinery where the slab could be planed and dressed.
His beautiful and ingenious designs became highly sought after and received much admiration and acclaim. The massive pole-framed workshop where the furniture was made, along with a showroom, museum, art gallery and restaurant became a memorable tourist attraction.
As was explained about the idealism of the unresigned mind in the description that was given of Jeremy’s search for the Tasmanian Tiger, working within and maintaining an uncompromised, honest, uncorrupted framework, as opposed to the compromised, artificial, dishonest framework of the resigned world, was and has always been of paramount importance to every one of Jeremy’s unique undertakings.
Go to www.humancondition.com/griffith-tablecraft to read more of the Griffith Tablecraft story or visit Jeremy Griffith’s biography page for a full history of Jeremy’s fascinating life and the vision behind all of his endeavours.