Simeon Dux is an award winning fine furniture designer and maker from Melbourne, who specializes in crafting unique and artistic pieces.
Already a qualified joiner and carpenter for several years, Sim began his fine furniture making education at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking as a student under the guidance of Alastair Boell and continued with further studies in finishing techniques, chair making, parquetry, and the Roubo workbench course.
Sim began teaching classes and launched his furniture making business in 2015 while as an Artist in Residence at the Guild, where he worked on commissions, restorations and continued to develop his personal style.
While assisting renowned American woodworking teacher and writer Steve Latta in 2018, he gained valuable skills in traditional 18th century furniture making, and detailing such as inlay, stringing and paterae, which he continues to practice and try to integrate into his work.
In 2019 Simeon was accepted into the 3-year tenancy program at the Victorian Woodworkers Association in North Melbourne after which he entered his first exhibition and took out 1st place in the furniture category for his Berlin Drinks Cabinet. Later that year he was in a team of speakers at Wood Dust Designer Maker.
In 2020, Sim was awarded Wood Review’s ‘Maker of the Year’ and won 1st place in the Furniture category for his Sham Tallboy, along with a top 10 short listing and a high commendation. This was followed up with his first article being written for Wood Review magazine.
Continuing to push his profile as a maker, Sim collaborated with several interior designers and architects over the following years including a project with renowned Melbourne architect John Wardle, for which he created the ’Hand Operated’ Sideboard which was shown in the exhibition ‘Relatively Useful’ at MOMA during Melbourne Design Week, in 2022.
Now working from his own workshop in Northcote, Sim continues his interest in classic design and traditional detailing and strives to reinterpret these styles in elegant contemporary ways, which has led to him creating pieces for acclaimed artists and architects, interior designers, commercial spaces, hospitality venues and discerning private clients.