Beautiful Handmade Furniture in Melbourne that blends functionality with flair

Welcome to the world of Luke David Designs, where handcrafted timber furniture masquerade as works of art, and every piece has a story to tell.

We create commissioned pieces based on client requirements. Our custom timber furniture in Melbourne features a wide range of exclusive designs that border from contemporary to abstract and beyond. In fact, so diverse is the range of styles we explore that it would be difficult to confine it to one type, pretty much like our versatile Creative Lead, Luke Neil.


About Luke

A celebrated woodworking artisan with a background in carpentry, Luke loves to experiment and redefine traditional structures and forms, to create one-of-a-kind silhouettes that are beautiful and practical all at once. For him, creating custom furniture pieces at his Melbourne studio is a means of creative expression, free from any preconceived ideas or notions about how furniture needs to be.

Having spent a lot of time on and around building sites where his father worked, Luke has always been exposed to building and creating from different materials, from an early age.

His inherent creativity and inquisitiveness was not satisfied with the predetermined nature of traditional carpentry, and he found a creative outlet in sculptural furniture and practical art pieces. Over time, this area of his work started exploring even newer realms of creative expression which went over and above set forms, and resulted in his own Signature Series of custom made furniture in Melbourne.

Intuitive Design Approach

Luke believes that harmony and balance are integral to the overall outcome, and that these should come into being organically. He relies on a well-honed, intuitive design process that allows each piece of furniture to evolve and take form, piece by piece – without being confined to any set ideas at the onset. He loves to push preset boundaries of lines and form, and reimagine furniture via a clean lens. The use of native timbers features prominently in the custom furniture he builds at his Melbourne studio. 

Furniture, With A Heart

Luke has a strong leaning towards sustainability, and prefers to use sustainably sourced timber for his work. He also likes to repurpose materials that would otherwise be piling up in landfills, and derives great satisfaction out of transforming discarded materials into something beautiful and usable. His work features innovative applications of existing materials such as reclaimed timber being given new life in the form of eclectic custom furniture, in his Melbourne studio. 

Explorations Beyond Furniture

Luke has always liked pushing the boundaries of what is conventional. Feeling stifled by the generic styles in furniture, he started exploring new forms via cabinetry and sculptural lighting using materials such as timber, metal and even bronze casting. All of his pieces reflect a subtle linear aesthetic, while celebrating harmony of form and flow that seamlessly complements the surrounding space.

If you are looking for exquisite and distinctive handmade wood / timber furniture in Melbourne, you’ve come home. We invite you to browse through our work, and reach out to us if you’d like to start a conversation.

About Luke David Designs


Custom Timber Furniture

Sometimes, the end can be the start of a beautiful new beginning. This is exactly what we at Luke David Designs celebrate as part of our work, when we transform reclaimed or recycled timber into stunning pieces of furniture, at our Melbourne workshop.

There is no denying that timber has an irresistible old-world charm, and the more aged it is, the more character it exudes. After all, every reclaimed piece of timber has had a unique journey and a story, and this lends a very distinct persona to the furniture that it helps create. Moreover, the fact that this is also environmentally kinder makes it all the more appealing. It is therefore no surprise to see recycled timber furniture gaining popularity not just in Melbourne, but all across the country.

Custom Lighting

Lighting has always been an integral aspect of décor. Whether it is to illuminate the entire space or to spotlight a key element, there is no denying that the type of lighting and fixtures can really transform the vibe of a room.

Luke’s sculptural lighting elevates décor lighting to a whole new level. Using methods such as steam bending and compound mitre joins to create these sculptural forms, he is able to create beautiful timber lighting pendants and more, that are sure to invite second glances. His background in carpentry, curiosity for exploring possibilities beyond set forms and materials is what gave birth to this stunning series.

Custom Joinery

There is joinery work at large, and then there is joinery work that stands apart.

Raising the mundane task of joinery to an art form by itself requires passion. And at Luke David Designs, we have succeeded in bringing alive the personality of different spaces with our inimitable joinery design in timber. Our Melbourne studio has seen the conceptualization and creation of many one-of-a-kind bar cabinets, bathroom vanities, doors, windows, timber shelving, bookcases and other bespoke furniture.

What we make

  • Custom lighting pendants
  • Custom furniture
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen benches
  • Bar tops
  • Timber Wardrobes
  • Solid Timber Doors And Windows
  • Timber shelving
  • Bookcases
  • Timber handrails and much more.

Book a Consultation

If you have a custom woodworking job please get in touch