Husque was a unique creation of Marc Harrison. As an innovativ material, Husque was inspired by recycling and the enigma which is the material, Husque was inspired by recycling and the enigma which is the Australian macadamia nut
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Husque vessels should only be used with cold foods. Husque is not
dishwasher safe, to clean use warm soapy water. To maintain a deep
lustrous finish, polish Husque with macadamia or olive oil on a soft rag.
Repeat this process after washing.
The Husque Company
Husque the company was formed in 2003 by product designer Marc
Harrison and architect and artist Paul Fairweather. It was established to
develop the Husque material and its use in the areas of design ware an
architectural applications. Husque now sits in at least three Australian
embassies around the world and has been taken to at least fifteen
countries as a quintessential Australian gift. For business enquires
please contact [email protected]
The Husque Material
Husque was a unique creation of Marc Harrison. As an innovativ
material, Husque was inspired by recycling and the enigma which is the material, Husque was inspired by recycling and the enigma which is the Australian macadamia nut. Milled Australian macadamia shell is used and
processed with polymer to create a dense mouldable material. In
appearance it is akin to ‘Bakelite’ from the 193os, the semi translucent
colour holds fine speckles of macadamia shell. The end result is a rich
natural brown finish which can be enhanced by the application of
Macadamia oil on a soft cloth. Each product is hand finished by mirror
polishing the coloured linings and hand rubbing the exterior of the Husque
with macadamia oil.
The macadamia nut is native to the East Coast of Australia and has been
known to Indigenous Australians as Bauple Nut, Burrawang and Kindal
Kindal. Its common name, Macadamia, was given by botanist Ferdinand
Von Muller in 1857 after Dr John Macadams who was the secretary of
the Victorian Philosophic Institute at the time. It was first successfully
commercially grown in Hawaii in the early 19oos confusing its original to
Loved around the world and harvested in 7 countries, Australia is still the
biggest producer supplying up to 43,000 tons of macadamia nut in shell
From The Macadamia Story’ By Ian McConachie.”