Greg Hatton has always been a jack of all trades, but when he returned to Australia after living in Austria for six years he found focus in creating - structures and furniture - inspired by nature. His name has become synonymous with his beetle track stools and willow furniture. But he also works as a landscaper and stonemason. While there are a range of stores across Australia who stock his furniture pieces, he regularly receives commissions too.

Which five words best describe you? Handy, adventurous, opinionated, generous, concerned.

What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? KFC... but never turned up for my first day: too much chicken fat on the floor. Gardening at school and uni, Fisheries officer, vegetable farmer, bike courier, stonemason and whatever it is I am now: landscaper/furniture maker/mover of heavy objects.

What’s your proudest achievement? Pursuing love in a foreign country against all logic.

What’s been your best decision? Not giving a puppy to my mate Pat and keeping him for myself... love you, Kev.

Who inspires you? Environmental activists, scientists, my mate Gerald, who took my advice... now I have to take my advice.

What are you passionate about? Bad town planning, water management or lack thereof, retarded colonial countries reinventing the wheel.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Think before you act. If only I could remember I've learnt it.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Charles Darwin.

What dream do you still want to fulfil? Own a belted Galloway.

What are you reading? A short history of tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. Just finished it actually.

images courtesy of greg hatton

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