Nicholas Fuller is an Australian designer/maker whose work reflects a commitment to high quality craftsmanship and a passion for enriching everyday living through considered design. Greatly influenced by a childhood spent working in his father’s fitting workshop on lathes and milling machines, Nicholas has been committed to understanding the process and hallmarks of good design from an early age. The completion of a trade qualification as a fine furniture maker further imbued Nicholas with a rich understanding of design and manufacturing processes. His commitment to perfection at each stage, including drafting, model making, prototyping and production, imbues his creations with the hallmarks of quality design and craftsmanship.
After completing further study at the Australian National University’s School of Art, Nicholas undertook a two year Furniture Studio Associateship at the JamFactory in Adelaide. Nicholas honed his craft and quickly became recognised as a young designer to watch. At the conclusion of his Associateship, Nicholas was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Temple and Webster Emerging Designer Awards.
Nicholas is currently in the process of setting up his own design studio, prototyping and manufacturing workshop in Adelaide. Nicholas divides his time between his role as the Production Manager for JamFactory’s Furniture Studio and the development of his own studio practice, which encompasses product, commission and exhibition work. In 2017, Nicholas was the recipient of the Emerging Designer Award at the Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design and was named the Best Emerging Designer at Denfair in Melbourne. He also received the Design Institute of Australia’s Gold Award for Furniture and Lighting and most recently was invited to exhibit his Voyage Partitions and Leggero Floor Lamp in Milan with Local Milan No. 3 curated by Emma Elizabeth.