Meet The Team

The Dunstone Design TeamAlex MacFarlane, Evan Dunstone and William Bayliss. 

Dunstone Design Makers MarkOur Maker’s Mark represents our pact with you to craft a truly special piece of contemporary fine furniture.
In early 2007, Evan commissioned sculptor (and Olympic gold medalist in archery) Simon Fairweather to design and produce the “Maker’s Mark” for Dunstone Design. Evan particularly enjoyed his chance to be on the “client” side of the commissioning process for a change. Afixing our maker's mark to your furniture is the final thing we do prior to delivery.

Evan Dunstone

Evan Dunstone is a designer, craftsman, educator and writer. He embarked on the long journey as a craftsman after a career as a bush pilot in the far west of NSW and Far North Queensland. Trained by David MacLaren, craftsman and owner of the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Dunstone is a 2001 Churchill Fellow in contemporary chair design and manufacture. He has travelled widely and worked with some of the finest craftsmen in the English speaking world.

As well as training his own team of award winning makers, Evan is in much demand as a teacher of wood craftsmanship and design. In 2009 he travelled fortnightly from Canberra to teach at the Australian School of Fine Furniture, University of Tasmania, Launceston. He has also taught at the Wood Workshop, Canberra School of Art and the Sturt School For Wood, Mittagong. Evan is a regular contributor to Australian Wood Review and is regularly invited to judge exhibitions of wood craftsmanship and furniture design.

In 2018, Evan, along with John Madden, created the first Wood Dust Australia event in Queanbeyan and Bungendore. After the October event, Evan descided to focus on Dunstone Design and sold his shares in Craft Media Australia (the company that ran Wood Dust) to John Madden.

Evan has designed everything from simple freestanding pieces for private clients through to major boardroom commissions. He is very much “hands on” and spends at least half his time at the workbenches with his makers. He selects almost every board of timber for every project made by Dunstone Design.

The Heart of Dunstone Design