Local firm puts innovative designs on world tables

An Australian design company, Fink, based in Queanbeyan, is on the threshold of a marketing drive into the US and Europe. The company has built a niche, designing and manufacturing modern and innovati…

An Australian design company, Fink, based in Queanbeyan, is on the threshold of a marketing drive into the US and Europe. The company has built a niche, designing and manufacturing modern and innovative tableware from glass and metal. Fink recently won an award from Australian Capital Territory Government for its designs, which include metal water jugs, bowls, pots and shot glasses. Fink was started by Canberra School of Art graduate, Robert Foster, who had also gained worldwide respect as a silversmith. Marketing director, Gretel Harrison, said all Fink“s designs contain a degree of innovation, with research and development taking up to three years per product. Fink products are currently available from 35 outlets in Australia and New Zealand.