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Light – no waste – variation: the main features of TEN, a new and innovative collection by Conde House and Michael Schneider.

TEN, the Japanese word for heaven, describes the concept of light, almost airy design. Deriving from the aeronautical, the chair’s concept has been perfectly mastered by Conde House’s craftsmen.

A simple, yet difficult to realise concept with striking features: lightweight design in solid wood, superior seating comfort and a wide range of combinations of wood colours and upholstery materials.

Basic versions for contract and residential purposes can be upgraded up to very exclusive solid wood/leather combinations.

Tel: +613 9112 7250
Mobile: +61 4 2534 6875
283 Swan Street
Richmond Vic 3121

Barbera produces Australian made and designed furniture for commercial and domestic spaces. Our ethos works around intelligent design outcomes and process orientated workings. Fusing old industrial techniques with modern technology and high craftsmanship centring on quality materials and engineering, Barbera supplies both the Australian and international specifier market.

Studio showroom by appointment
5/213 Sunshine Road
Tottenham Vic 3012
Tel: +613 9314 4273

Launched at the Milan Design Fair 2016, Rapa, designed by Mentsen for Zilio A&C, is a stackable plywood chair that speaks a familiar language of modern utility chairs. Zilio A&C is an historic company from Italy’s Manzano district where it has been producing high quality timber furniture for more than 60 years. With clean and essential lines, the Zilio A&C furniture collection is reminiscent of Nordic style and design. The quality is the result of a careful selection of materials, professional experience and the ambition to create something unique, which will maintain its value over time.

Cafe Culture + Insitu
Tel: +612 9699 8577
Tel: +613 9411 0011
Tel: +617 3254 3700

Ever-evolving, Curious Grace is an Australian-owned furniture company, specifically employing industry professionals whose purpose is to facilitate residential and commercial project fitouts. Curious Grace utilises a range of original-design, commercial and hospitality grade furniture products developed by local and international designers and manufacturers.

Simplifying architects’, interior designers’ and building developers’ furniture requirements, Curious Grace delivers product lead times typically above industry standard. Our focus is on making your project as simple as possible with complete furniture specification management and on-time furniture delivery.

Curious Grace
Contact: Jordan Christodoulou (Trade)
Tel: +613 9687 6878
Rachel Nadj (Trade)
Tel: +613 9481 3488

Established in 1979 by Arthur Georgopoulos, Arthur G is one of Australia’s longest operating furniture houses. Specialising in classic design for contemporary living, Arthur G brings to life creativity and innovation through quality craftsmanship. Designed and manufactured to order in Melbourne, each Arthur G piece can be tailored to suit any number of interior schemes.

Each Arthur G frame is crafted by skilled joiners, from sustainably sourced, solid hardwood. Ensuring durability and longevity, every design carries with it a 10-year structural guarantee and is accredited with the GECA Furniture and Fittings FFv2.0-2006 label.

Arthur G
618 Church Street
Richmond, Vic 3121
Tel: +613 9429 6696
NSW: 1/8 Hill Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Tel: +612 9332 1488
WA: 207 Stirling Highway
Claremont, WA, 6010
Tel: +618 9286 1433

Launched at the Milan Design Fair 2016, Remo, designed by Konstantin Grcic for Plank, is a versatile, stackable polypropylene chair. The basic objective of Plank has always been the investigation and intensive research for technological possibilities connected to design. In recent years, the Italian company has placed at the centre of its work a strong connection with research, sustainability and design, collaborating with renowned designers such as Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa, Björn Dahlström, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Biagio Cisotti and Sandra Laube. The Plank furniture collection has achieved distinction in a diversity of products: chairs, armchairs, lounge seating, table systems and stools.

Cafe Culture + Insitu
Tel: +612 9699 8577
Tel: +613 9411 0011
Tel: +617 3254 3700

Close to its 20-year anniversary, Cult (established 1997) is a leading furniture retailer with a collection of 30-plus brands across furniture, lighting and accessories. This includes renowned brands including Republic of Fritz Hansen, HAY, Poltrona Frau, Magis, Carl Hansen & Son and Cassina, as well as Cult’s own brand that supports local Australasian design. Cult has grown from its first location in Chippendale, Sydney, to now include showrooms in Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, as well as distributors in Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

Tel: 1300 768 626

The Cub Chair by Jon Goulder strikes a balance between quality craftsmanship, affordability and comfort. Its compact and nimble form celebrates the warmth and timelessness of timber. Available in solid oak or ash, the friendly Cub chair is a versatile and neat choice for your home or office.

DesignByThem was established in 2007 and showcases the work of many great Australian designers. Check out the website for more details.

109 Shepherd Street
Chippendale NSW 2008
Tel: +612 8005 4805