PONO IS THE CREATIVE PLAYGROUND FOR DESIGNER + MAKER LEAH HUDSON-SMITH

TRAINED AND PRACTICING AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IN MELBOURNE LEAH HAS WORKED IN RENOWNED ARCHITECTURE FIRMS INCLUDING WOOD MARSH, BATES SMART AND HASSELL. HER INTEREST IN BESPOKE FURNITURE AND JOINERY DESIGN  SPARKED  A CURIOSITY WITH WOODWORK AND A DESIRE TO EXPLORE ITS MATERIALITY. SHE BEGAN EXPERIMENTING WITH IDEAS IN HER STUDIO AND MAKING ONE OFF PIECES OF FURNITURE. IT WASNT LONG BEFOR SHE REALISED THIS EXPLORATION OF PROCESS, PLAY AND RESEARCH WAS BOTH INFORMING AND INFORMED BY, HER WORK AS A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER.
LEAH'S CREATIVE PRACTICE THOUGH PONO SEEKS TO CONNECT THE SPACE BETWEEN ART + DESIGN + MAKING. 

THE PONO STUDIO LIVES UNDER THE ROOF OF FRIENDS POP + SCOTT WORKSHOP COOPERATIVE IN NORTHCOTE. OPEN BY APPOINTMENT