Wingnut & Co. were established in 2013 by two artists as a side project to their day jobs. They are committed to utilising discarded natural materials from workshops around Melbourne. Timber off-cuts are all used for Wingnut & Co. products as well as new materials with sustainable life cycles. The natural materials lead the design process, natural patterns and textures are celebrated. One half of Wingnut, Asuka, was born and raised in Kyushu, Japan and is heavily inspired by the ceramics studios of the area.