Aspect Design

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Aspect Design
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Since 1978, Aspect Design has been located within the creative environs of the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania. Representing over 100 Tasmanian artisans and makers, we specialise in handpicking the very best of what our beautiful island state has to offer. So, if you're looking for a Tasmanian handmade momento or a special Tasmanian handmade gift ~ you've come to the right place.
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Fiona J
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
A lovely arty gift shop
Nov 2019 • Solo
We loved our time in Hobart and on our last morning, right on Salamanca Place, we found some fab and unique art pieces in Aspect Design to take home as special gifts for our family. The Mark Knight crystalline glazed ceramics were so beautiful we bought 2 pieces and the wonderful Glenda ensured they were packed that well that they survived the flight home! I'm kicking myself for not buying myself a few Mark Knight pieces too! For lovely unique things that are not the usual "tourist tat", I'd pop in here for sure next time...even just to say hi to the lovely smiley Glenda again!
Written January 1, 2020
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Sarah R
Chain Valley Bay3 contributions
Beautiful products great staff
Apr 2019 • Family
Amazing shop with lovely very unique pieces of affordable art. Top quality and staff are so helpful and nice. Highly recommend going to this art centre for a beautiful product that’s purely Tasmanian.
Written July 28, 2019
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484Michelle
Sydney, Australia201 contributions
Great gifts
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a nice shop full of lovely Tasmanian gifts. My daughters were looking to buy something with their spending money and they found some cute animals that were a reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Written April 27, 2019
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Tom D
Orebro, Sweden619 contributions
Still Great Store
Dec 2018 • Couples
Last time I went there was 2 years ago. It is still thriving and seemingly doing good business. The products are still mainly Tasmanian Wood Products and Tasmanian wood is exquisite. However I had a feeling that it had downgraded some. The really great pieces were not there anymore. In fact I went there again as I had decided to buy some of the furniture they have on display. However this time I did not think that it was all that great anymore and like I said it seemed that there was less to really like.
Furthermore the pieces are quite expensive so if you buy something it has to be something that you really like.
Written February 8, 2019
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Joe M
Spokane Valley, WA29 contributions
Wonderful store with better people
Sep 2018 • Family
Top notch store in all of Hobart. If you are looking to take a piece of Tassie home with you this is the place. High end high quality items. We bought a timber dining table one of a kind. Louise made the purchase very easy and was a joy to work with on it. Charles handled all of the logistics to get the table packed and shipped to USA. Not a scratch on the table. Mitchell the owner is a great bloke who stands behind everything. We now have the table of our dreams and our 25th anniversary gift to ourselves.

We have been to Tasmania four times and we say Tasmania is beautiful and the people are even better. Aspect Design lives up to those high standards.
Written February 7, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Not really a shopper but this place ticked lots of boxes for me in terms of unique, locally made products.
Nov 2018 • Couples
This shop is located in the Salamanca Arts Centre with a frontage to Salamanca Place.

They have an enormous range of, what appeared to be very well locally made, goods and handicrafts including paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and just about anything you can make from timber from furniture to spoons.

Well worth a browse.
Written November 22, 2018
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HMARMAC
Ulverstone, Australia55 contributions
A must visit for five star furniture and gifts in Salamanca
Aug 2018 • Solo
After living in Hobart for three years, it only made sense when I recently returned that I visited one of my favourite shops in Hobart - Aspect Design. I had previously purchased gifts and furniture from the store, and was happy to see the same excellent standards prevailed. The welcome was friendly yet not overwhelming, and I certainly wasn't 'tailed' around the store. However, when I had questions on some of the furniture, the team were ready to help.

Aspect is one of the largest holders of blackheart sassafras furniture in Hobart that I've seen. Given I was looking for a hall table made of blackheart, it made sense to see what was on offer. After discussion, this was followed up by email, with options for the hall table, including any need to customise based on my requirements. Having decided on a bespoke choice, this was made and finally delivered yesterday. I now live on the mainland and was worried about how the table would travel. I needn't have bothered. The crate it arrived in was lovely and robust, and the furniture expertly packed for the journey. The finished product is a beautiful piece of furniture, and certainly an antique of the future.

If you're looking for something a bit smaller, Aspect also have a lovely choice of artisan made gifts. For those of you who are visiting Hobart, if you visit only one shop in Salamanca, then make it this one. You won't be disappointed!
Written October 3, 2018
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Calico B
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions
HATS OFF TO ASPECT DESIGN IN HOBART!
Apr 2018 • Couples
We recently returned from a fantastic self-drive tour of incredible Tasmania. My partner and I were intrigued with the eye-catching window display at Aspect Design on Salamanca Place and decided to check it out. Almost immediately after entering the shop, we both knew that this was the place to purchase a piece of locally produced artisinal work to bring home to Canada. A bit of a tough call, to say the least, having been “on the road” for over three months and, with limited space in luggage, opted for a beautiful pottery made by Jane Thiele, to add to our collection of pottery acquired through our travels around the world, including Egypt, Iceland, Thailand, Uruguay, NZ, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Chile, etc. A true delight, as part of our shopping excursion, was dealing with Louise, who, while embracing what we found was the typical “Tassie” culture, warmth and friendliness, walked us through the different areas of the shop that included jewellery, home decor and furniture. Safely packaged for their long journey home, our pottery and two beautiful new ornaments to add to our Christmas Tree will definitely be the topic of more stories to be told, let alone the comments already received. In a nutshell, Aspect Design is THE place to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind works of art to bring home to remind yourself, as well as to encourage others, about your trip and encourage them to visit! The gallery is to be commended for its long standing support of local artisans and supplying tasteful products for discerning travellers. Congratulations for a wonderful experience and a job very very well done!
Written September 10, 2018
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lindsayh537
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Aspect furniture
Mar 2018 • Couples
Our beautiful furniture arrived. It was such a joy working with you to come up with these two stunning designs. You clearly listened to what we wanted and have provided us with the perfect pieces. Please pass on our thanks to all the people who helped make these dreams a reality
Written June 5, 2018
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Sharon J
59 contributions
Excellent Local Hand Made Wares
Apr 2018 • Friends
A beautiful gallery showcasing Tasmania’s hand crafts.
The stunning craftsmanship of their timber furniture is a pleasure to admire, I wanted to buy it all!
Local pottery was purchased and so affordable too.
The lovely two ladies who work there are full of knowledge, with no pressure to feel like you have to leave without buying something.
We enjoyed chatting and they were so attentive with my frail Father, thank you we will visit every time we’re back!
Written May 23, 2018
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