Hugh McCarthy makes and
designs furniture and sculptures. Vogue Living’s Top 50 Designers 2022
With ten years refining his craft and aesthetic in Melbourne
and Japan, Hugh developed a selection of products for his own home, capturing
proportion, functionality and durability. These pieces, including tables, chairs
and storage became the range from which H.McC. was established.
Every H.McC. piece is made in Hugh’s Melbourne studio with
hand tools, utilising traditional wood joints with natural oils and waxes selected to wear well over time. There is no middleman, stockpile or factory
production line – everything is always made to order.
Whilst the H.McC. range continues to evolve Hugh’s values remain
unchanged: creating highly functional products with built-in longevity.
“This annual list—carefully curated by Rebecca Caratti and the Vogue Living team after some healthy discussion—recognises Australian talent across interior design, architecture, product design and art. Every name on this list has enjoyed an incredible year, shaping the conversations around creativity and design and realising their essential value and potential within their own practice. We also welcome 23 new names, a mix of breakthrough creatives and heavyweights who have grabbed our attention.” →
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