Dimensions: 800 Dia Top x 340 H
Limited Edition Run: 49
Materials: Spotted Gum, Brass
Applications: Coffee table, side table
VIVID FURNITURE PRIZE 2019
‘The Dish’ pinpoints a geographic and historical snapshot through the medium of a brass, star map inlay. The brass dot’s simulate the exact stellar positioning of the Southern sky as viewed at precisely 12.56pm AEST on 21st July 1969 from the rural, central-west NSW town of Parkes.
At that exact moment the 64m-diameter radio telescope at CSIRO Parkes Observatory was to become immortalised for broadcasting the live TV footage of the moon landing back to an estimated 6 million people tuning in in anticipation back on earth.
The splayed legs of this Spotted Gum piece are a nod to the angled support struts of the lunar module, while the moon rise is located as a solitary aluminium marker.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Lunar landing with the Parkes Radio Telescope still leading the way in mapping and exploring space today; one of the greatest scientific achievements in Australian history.
WOOD REVIEW MAGAZINE'S 2018 STUDIO FURNITURE AWARD
2019 VIVID FURNITURE AWARD
* As with all Sawdust Bureau pieces, this design is made to order, therefore every aspect is fully customisable. Feel free to contact us to discuss your exact specification. *