“Design for a Well-Made Life” - IN-TERIA
South East Hobart, TAS, Australia

Photography Adam Gibson
Words Thida Sachathep

Across the architecture, design and building industry, Tasmania has always been renowned for its timber artisans. Honing down on this special skill, creative design studio IN-TERIA has a number of collections that emphasise the elegance of timber.

Established in 2004, IN-TERIA is led by architect Dean Baird and interior designer Karryn Dargie. With a studio located just outside of Hobart, Karryn and Dean design products that celebrate timber and traditional craftsmanship.


Drawn to designing products that are multi-functional and timeless, Karryn and Dean relish the opportunity to produce products that people never knew they needed. With a distinct focus on adaptation and reuse, the designers are able to weave people and stories together in a simple and functional design.

Locally sourced from high quality timbers, Meniscus from O-Series can be specified as a surface-mounted timber knob or cupboard handle.

The entire timber O-Series and Linear Series have been produced locally in Tasmania. Designed to retain the natural look and warmth only obtainable with timber, the pieces have a contemporary aesthetic that is the culmination of the experience of master craftspeople. In 2016, the O-Series range was nominated as a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards. The accolades were an acknowledgement of the lost art of woodturning in Tasmania.

His Nibs, featured here in Hoop Pine Ply, can be custom-made for small hinged doors and drawers.

Catering directly to consumers and their spaces, each piece within the O-Series and Linear Series can be custom-made. Hand-picked timbers are not limited to oak, blackwood or spotted gum. Instead, customers can pick from any species of timber they prefer, with the option of turning each piece into one that stands out in any space.

Designed in collaboration with graphic designer, Futago, The Sensory showcases the best Tasmanian artisanal products. The project was shortlisted for the 2016 Eat Drink Awards and a finalist for the 2016 AGDA Design Awards.

Earlier this year, the company launched new hardware products at DENFAIR, including new additions to the O-Series range. A collection of wall hooks designed by the studio were also introduced in conjunction with Texture and Graphic Play, which were the result of a zealous collaboration with skilful ceramist, Lindsey Wherrett.

The Serendipity Series is a playful twist to classic door hardware.

In a testament to the value of the time-honoured skill of woodworking, and IN-TERIA’s talent for contemporary design, the future looks bright for the studio. In addition to their product design work, IN_TERIA is currently working on a number of architectural projects, including a family residence in Sandy Bay, Hobart.


Tlp In Teria Sensory
Published 5 December, 2019
Photography  Adam Gibson
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