The concept of refined industrial dining tables is born
Zeele is the brainchild of Elina Gault, Luke and Alison Collins. Husband and Wife, Luke and Alison started out in the world of furniture making 7 years ago with their brand, Bombora Custom Furniture. The first 'Zeele' industrial dining table, the Southside, now renamed 'Mr Rhodes', was created by Luke in 2013. This piece was fundamentally different to the organic aesthetic of Bombora pieces with their recycled timber, timeless style and simple silhouette. The Southside was angular, bold, with metal legs and a timber top. With many of Luke's concepts for new designs continuing in this refined industrial aesthetic, it became clear that a new brand was emerging.
The Zeele Team
Elina, Alison’s Sister, joined the Bombora team early in 2015 to help manage the administration of the quickly expanding company. A trained and practicing artist, Elina brought her skills of creative thought, organisation and systematization to revolutionize how the business ran. As an invaluable asset to Bombora, as well as being family, it was only natural that Elina would be a part of the creation of the new brand.
Elina is based in Melbourne yet can often be found roaming the world with her trusty laptop anywhere where there is adventure, beauty and of course wifi. Luke and Alison live with their two small children in their beloved town of Torquay and enjoy everything that a coastal life has to offer.
The Zeele industrial dining tables are made by the same highly skilled and passionate team of 5 furniture makers that create the Bombora pieces. All of the metal aspects of the table legs are one offs, fabricated in Melbourne. The Zeele workshop is located in the rolling hills of Torquay on the Victorian Surf Coast in the Ashmore Arts Precinct surrounded by many other skilled artisans and creatives.
Zeele Artists and Makers
When preparing to style the first shoot, it became very clear that in our local Surf Coast community, we are surrounded by many very talented artists, photographers and makers. As well as having an opportunity to showcase their beautiful wares in our imagery, we also wanted to further support their businesses by creating an online platform for our fellow creatives to sell these pieces.