Lauded the world over, antipodean design is renowned for its relaxed yet refined contemporary character. Australian furniture brands have pushed the design envelope, marrying traditional and innovative techniques, a handcrafted aesthetic and an unrivalled eye for timeless style to produce pieces we should all be proud to have in our homes. Here are just some of the incredible local design heroes we can’t get enough of.
Australian furniture brand Life Interiors brings together the best of on-trend, modern style to suit busy lives and homes. Arguably one of the first furniture brands to put an extensive catalogue online, the retailer specialising in “furniture for the style-minded” as its mantra goes recently underwent a website transformation for an even more streamlined shopping experience with inspiring room looks to help you make the right decorating choice. With two showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne, you can also see local and international brands like Armadillo, Bonnie & Neil, Sarah Ellison and GlobeWest, all under the one roof.
For more than 30 years, the family-owned Australian furniture brand has celebrated and elevated the value of quality, craftsmanship and supporting local design and creative talent. Each design-led piece is crafted to order in Melbourne in keeping with Jardan’s sustainable practices and smarter manufacturing with a smaller footprint. And with all these ethical beliefs in hand, the furniture speaks for itself, embodying easy contemporary elegance and elegance. Whether you order the rattan-fronted Iluka sideboard, clean-lined Finley bed or so-hot-right-now Valley sofa, this level of handcrafted perfection will withstand the test of time.
Add a level of refined sophistication to your home with this proudly Australian furniture brand with a global style perspective and presence. Coco Republic has been bringing classic and contemporary pieces to Australian homes for nearly 40 years with sofas, tables, storage, beds, lighting and outdoor furniture from its own in-house designed collection, as well as a few like-minded brands including Timothy Oulton and Oly. Some of our current favourites include bouclé-upholstered sofas to sink into after a long day and sleek alfresco-area lounge and dining settings to bring that touch of interior polish to your outdoor space.
Partners in life and work Lia-Belle King and Lotte Barnes started their Byron-Bay-based Australian furniture brand Worn Store in 2015 off the back of its Sling Chair, which has served as somewhat of a talisman indicative of the company’s commitment to craftsmanship, community and quality. The leather used for the seat was free of chemical dyes and treatments, the timber sourced from a renewable forest and the chair itself handmade by a local Indonesian craftsman. Since then, the much-loved label has grown to include side tables, tables, bedheads and even resort wear for a complete embodiment of the Worn Store lifestyle.
Online one-stop shop and Australian furniture brand specialist Temple & Webster has long been a go-to for accessible design and the latest style trends with its wide-ranging collection of pieces and products for every corner of the home. Not only does T&W regularly get new stock in, it offers considered style ideas and solutions via its room ideas and offers an incredibly easy and enjoyable shopping experience. For instance, ticking off the right criteria for your dream sofa is made easier with the selection of different categories – price range, style, sub type, dimensions for instance – to help you find the perfect choice. You can even select a timeframe so you know when to expect your new furniture piece to land at your doorstep. This level of service is just one reason we keep coming back to T&W.
Quality and innovation have been the key factors to Australian furniture brand King Living’s success over the last 40 years, establishing and building upon a reputation founded on locally designed, flexible and timeless modular sofas. The Jasper and Delta are adaptable seating models offering a comfortable sleeping option and storage, with clever accessories including shelving inserts and side tables adding an extra layer of liveability. The King rnage has now extended to beds, accessories, outdoor furniture and bookcases, as well as collaborations with internationally renowned local designers Charles Wilson and Tom Fereday.
Outdoor specialist Robert Plumb has built its business around celebrating the Australian way of life in the great outdoors. The Australian furniture brand hones in on locally designed and crafted pieces for alfresco entertaining areas, by the pool or on an urban balcony. Whether you’re after a sunlounger, a dining setting or an upholstered sofa to recline in the contemporary cool designs are matched with locally sourced timber, premium quality weather-resistant upholstery fabrics and handmade locally at the Botany warehouse in Sydney.
Australian furniture brands are lauded the world over for their creativity, innovation and style. Here are a few of our absolute favourite local furniture brands, which bring together distinctive designs to suit every room inside and outside your home. If you’re keen to find more furniture options, try this list of our favourite places tofind pre-loved treasures online.