Myles Gostelow is a Canberra Fine Furniture Designer and Craftsman. His business is located in the historical Village of Tharwa set on picturesque banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the Australian Capital Territory.

Myles grew up on a remote cattle station in Far North Queensland and the Australian bush has always been a strong influencing factor on Myles and his designs.

Myles graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in woodwork and furniture design with sculpture as a sub-major. Myles owes a great deal of gratitude towards his late lecturer, George Ingham and various other visiting lecturers during his four year degree.

In early 2000, the opportunity to caretake and work out of David Upfill-Brown’s former workshop in Tharwa presented itself, as David set off in pursuit of a successful international teaching career.

From this point, Myles and his wife Pen have been running the family business and are now raising their three boys Harry, Will and Max.

Myles primarily works with timber, notably Australian hardwoods, and his versatility as a maker is complimented by a wide range of skills that include drawing, carving, blacksmithing/metalwork and tool making. Myles’ enthusiasm and passion for his craft coupled with the unique character and one-off nature of his work has helped to create a vibrant and successful business.

The majority of his work involves commissions for private, corporate, government and ecclesiastical clients. Whatever the design brief or situation, Myles believes that there should always be an answer to it, it’s just a matter of knowing how to find it.

Myles specialises in creating beautiful pieces of functional furniture crafted to the highest standards and he also fosters an environment for learning where the clients are involved with the processes and gain a better understanding and appreciation for why their piece is so unique and special.

Myles is currently running wood carving classes from his workshop.

If you would like Myles to design and make that special piece for you please contact him.

Recent work