Studio Liam Mugavin is a multi-disciplinary practice operating between Japan and Australia.
With a primary focus on furniture, the studio works on a range of project from one-off commissions, interior design and entire bespoke fit-outs.
The studio adopts a hands on approach with an atelier workshop along side the design studio. Work is made in-house and with a network of craftspeople in Japan and Australia as required per project.
As well as drawing on Japanese and Australian material culture, the studio has wide range of influences, from various countries and periods.
Whilst being aware and acknowledging influences, traditions and precedents, the studio strives to be unconstrained in creating idiosyncratic work that expands the use of material and production techniques.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Liam spend four years working in Japan before returning to Australia to specialise in furniture design. In 2013 he joined the prestigious Jam Factory Associate Training Program. Liam’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been recognised in various design awards, including one of Australia’s most prestigious design awards, the Clarance Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design in 2015.
Highlighted projects include furniture for Australia House in Niigata, Japan as part of a residency supported by the Australian Embassy of Tokyo, two comprehensive bespoke fit-outs in Barangaroo, Sydney and an ongoing architectural restoration and bespoke interior for a traditional mountain chalet in Japan.