Upper Mountains Design

Wentworth Falls



Upper Mountains Design is based in the inspirational Blue Mountains. Capabilities include product development, prototyping, problem solving and process development with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

Derek has been an avid designer, creater and builder for several decades. In addition to this, a career spent in heavy industry involving design, maintenance and reliability of diesel electric Locomotives. Below is a list of project categories and gallery.



Project Categories

Gallery

Vertically adjustable stool (patent pending), 2019

Emerging Designer Winner - The Cutting Edge Product

ACE 2019 Winner Australasian Furniture Association

vertical stool

Breakfast bar and adjustable stools (patent pending), 2017 - 2019

Recycled timber, plywood and steel



Electric Guitar, recycled hardwood, 2019

Black Guitar

Vertically adjustable side table (patent pending), 2017

Side table

Bookshelf - recycled oregon, 2017

Laundry

Custom brackets - steel, 2017

Brackets

The unstoppable, super durable, low maintenance

low noise and no fumes electric mower, 2016



Hovering basin cabinet - recycled cypress pine, 2016

Basin

The WAG process, 2016

HighFi

Compact laundry - custom flat pack and recycled oregon, 2016

Laundry

"HighFi" shelf, 2015

HighFi

Custom 50mm, deep hole wood boring bit, 2014 (watch the boring video!)



Awning (and steel doors made from recycled roller door), 2013

Gates

Gates - recycled Sydney blue gum and steel, 2012

Gates

Built in wardrobes, plywood and Tassie oak, 2012

Wardrobes

Dining table and built in benches - recycled timber and steel, 2011

Table

Whisper quiet whole of house exhaust fan, 2010

Fan

Welding bench, 2010

Bench

Bench seat - recycled bridge decking and eucalypt legs, 2010

Bench seat

Space saver shelf - single sheet of 25mm plywood, 2009

Wall Shelf

Breakfast bar, shelf and stools - steel and recycled timber, 2008

Breakfast-bar

Sliding security screen door, steel and timber, 2007

Sliding Door

Dining/coffee table (prototype)- recycled timber and upcycled top, 2007

Table up Table down

Guitar - recycled Australian hardwood, 2006

Guitar

Guitar

Guitar

Guitar - recycled spotted gum, 2006

Spotty guitar

Guitar - recycled Australian hardwood, 2006

Green guitar

Portable guitar - recycled timber, stainless steel, 2004

Portable Guitar

Portable guitar with amplifier case, 2003

Portable Guitar

Bullbar, 2003

Bull

Bicycle power computer - circuit and board design, 1997

BCP Circuit

BCP board

Amp board

PS board

Autonomous light seeking robot, 1996

Robot

Reacher grabber, 1994

Grabber

Wood lathe, ~1990

Lathe



Upper Blue Mountains Gallery



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Upper Mountains Design - 2018

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