David Mayhew’s love for the ocean started as an officer in the British Merchant Navy, which led to countless other ships and ocean voyages over the years, carrying him to remote areas of the world. In addition to his work as deck officer and ship’s captain, he also worked as a lighthouse keeper on the last two manned lighthouses in Australia. Nature is essential for the designer’s well-being and an important source of inspiration in his work. He lives in Tasmania, Australia, where the wilderness is never far away.
Today, along with the occasional voyage captaining a traditional sailing ship, Mayhew works as a carpenter and joiner, crafting furniture and design objects out of wood in his workshop by the beach and prefers to work with traditional tools.