Keith Melbourne spent over a decade building a career in engineering. He first worked in the aerospace industry and then the automotive industry, specialising in the development of advanced engine technologies, developing and patenting new inventions, and travelling the world to manage projects with client R&D groups.
Eventually this career path proved unsatisfying, and in 2004 Melbourne quit in search of a passion. He found himself studying furniture design in Western Australia, and discovered something that he loved.
Melbournes combined grasp of rational engineering and creative design is clearly evident in his work. Often characterised by clean flowing lines, his work is highly resolved and utilises efficient manufacturing processes.
Melbourne makes effective use of CAD and advanced manufacturing technologies, but is also committed to physical modeling during design development. As he states, CAD is a great tool but it is also rather dead, I also need to work with my hands, to touch and feel..