1842 is a furniture design gallery and showroom in Launceston, northern Tasmania. Located in the city's central business district, 1842 specialises in making and exhibiting hand-crafted Tasmanian furniture, art and design. You can browse the range of furniture in the showroom, which is located in one of Launceston's oldest buildings - the original Counting House of Johnstone and Wilmot's wholesale grocery business. 1842's workshop and exhibition space occupies an adjoining warehouse building, considered architecturally unique in Australia. Here, you can watch resident artisans Trevor Jones, Jared Irwin and Chad Curwen create fine studio furniture using specialty Tasmanian timbers such as Huon pine, myrtle, blackwood and sassafras. The exhibition space showcases art, glassware and other design by some of Tasmania's finest artists. You can see work by acclaimed bird artist Belinda Kurczok, scientific illustrator Craig Williams, glass artists Julian Bamping, Rob Clarke and Tony Trivett and master wood carver Paul Noordanus. Launceston is Tasmania's second-largest city, just over two hours' drive (199 kilometres) north of the state's capital, Hobart.
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