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Kerri Hollingsworth from antiquate who is the first Meet the Good Maker interview
Furniture, Home Interiors, Sustainable Design

Meet the Good Maker

Stories inspire and connect human beings.

On my journey over the last 7 years, hunting for sustainable, eco-friendly and healthy furnishings for the home, both here and overseas, I’ve met many passionate people who are behind the scenes making them.

Meet the Good Maker” is the first in a series to tell their story and why they choose to go the extra mile to make a more sustainable option. 

In episode 1 we meet Kerri Hollingsworth from an.ti.quate.

A chance conversation about toothbrushes turned this International Flight Attendant into an Eco Warrior not only having a massive impact in her personal life but also in her creative business as well.

>> Watch the video to hear her story and journey.

Kerri’s artistry business, an.ti.quate reconditions old armchairs and upcycles them into beautiful statement pieces you can comfortably sit on and enjoy for hours and hours. Naturally she now takes an eco-friendly approach in the process using fabric off-cuts, natural fibres, eco-friendly materials or even memorabilia in custom armchair commissions.

See the result for yourself below in these examples of her work and creations.

You can of course check out her website for more info and contact details at antiquate.com.au

Back view of the Penelope chair from antiquate
Penelope Chair – Back View
Close up detail of the Penelope chair from antiquate
Penelope Chair – Detail View
Penelope chair from antiquate close up detail of the weaving
Penelope Chair – Weaving Detail
Green chair from Antiquate back view outside in Australian landscape
Green Chair with footstool
Two blue chairs from antiquate in front of a shed
Two Blue Armchairs
Fast furniture and 7 things to avoid buying furniture for your health and the planet's
Furniture, Home Interiors, Well & Green Home

7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s

We all know fast food is not good for us. But what about fast furniture?

Fast furniture not only suffers the same sustainable issue as fast fashion, by clogging up landfill, it can unknowingly impact human health.

Formaldehyde can be found in furniture made with MDF, particleboard, plywood and applied with paints, lacquers and coatings. Typically, this will be in the mass produced furniture, but not exclusively.

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