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Jan 05

Vaia Beauty

A lot of our work comes from repeat customers, this is closely followed by referrals from people who we have worked with or completed worked for. Vaia Pappas was referred to us by a very high profile and long standing customer. Everyone else she tried refused to take on the work. She was on a tight time line as her new store needed to be open and it needed to be ready to serve her clients. Vaia works to relax her clientele and in this moment she could have used a double shot dose of her own treatment. The project was just the type of thing our craftsmen enjoy. A detailed, slightly difficult and different designed furniture piece. And having been referred with highest praise we could hardly say no. Working with designer Stacey Kouros we got working on making sure we delivered on what we promised.

To see the final product be sure to visit Vaia at 32B Burton St, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW Australia 2010 and while you’re there treat yourself to one of her relaxing therapies.

Photo courtesy of Vaia Beauty.

For the May edition of the it’s design blog, we have decided to delve deeper into Chris Bosse’s Tivoli Terrace. The director of the architecture firm LAVA recently won the SMEG Tour Competition for this project, and we are so pleased that we could be a part of it!

The Paddington townhouse features a combination of classic joinery and modern manufacturing techniques allowing it to achieve a ‘21st century reinterpretation of a 1880’s terrace house’. Each room has floor to ceiling in-built cabinets which add generous amounts of hidden storage space to the property. With custom-made white laminated solid plywood kitchen and pale French oak timber floors, the use of only neutral colour tones creates a warm and serene environment.

‘Somehow when you are in here, it doesn’t feel small at all” – Chris Bosse

From handcrafted joinery solutions in the kitchen and laundry to wardrobes and bookshelf cabinets in the bedrooms and living rooms respectively, Bosse’s signature style of organic structures is present throughout his home. A combination of great architectural inspiration from Bosse with sustainable design has enabled a simplistic and modern way of creating space with the limited room of compact inner-city living.

Tivoli Terrace – Kitchen and Courtyard

Tivoli Terrace – Kitchen

Tivoli Terrace – Rumpus Room

Tivoli Terrace – Bookshelf

Tivoli Terrace – Living Room

Tivoli Terrace – Bedroom

Tivoli Terrace – Dining Room

If you want to know more about the Tivoli Terrace Project, click here.

A BIG congratulations to our friend and collaborator Mark Smith of Smith Projects Pty Ltd for WINNING the Private School Construction Category at Master Builders Association of NSW Construction Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday night!

Working with you on the Kincoppal Rose Bay Project was an absolute pleasure! The end result looks exceptional!

This project is just one part of the refurbishment masterplan of Kincoppal which includes revamp on several of the heritage listed buildings. The area was upgraded to suit the current educational spaces and technology including pinboards, lockers, utilities storage, bench seats, tables and a kitchenette.

With the project being completed within 12 weeks, it was truly a well deserved win, If you don’t believe us, check out the photos for yourself!

Architect: BVN

The KFF MAVERICK range is a mixture of classic retro with a modern touch. Designed by Birgit Hoffmann, the range has been able to translate the archetype into a modern up to date form play.

The MAVERICK table has been conceptualised for both home and commercial use. Made from timber and can be customised to your desired length, with the option of felt gliders. The solid timber frame supports the table top timber veneer or solid with bevelled or square edge.

KFF Maverick Table

The MAVERICK chair is the epitome of classic design with a modern twist. The very recognisable design has been revamped; we can see Hoffmann’s style and personality come through with the flared legs that a consistent throughout the range.

The chair has a solid wooden frame and is available with or without armrests. The seat shell made of moulded and laminated plywood or upholstered and covered. With the option of plastic and felt gliders.

KFF Maverick Chair

Lastly, the MAVERICK Bar Stool is ergonomically designed to be perfectly comfortable for everyone who sits in it. The upholstered bar stool with high and low backrest is available in 2 heights. The seat shell is of moulded laminated plywood, upholstered and covered, its sits on top of the wooden frame. Plastic or felt gliders optional.

KFF Maverick Bar Stool

Check out our website to find out more about the KFF MAVERICK Range!

So when our friends from Own World asked us last year to do the fit out for their Darlinghurst showroom we had nooooooo idea just how good the end result would look. And yes, as part of a great team, we proudly pat our own shoulders.

The timber wall panels, the over-size chair display and office cabinets, it all came together nicely once their good looking products featured in them. We think it’s become one fancy showroom! Have a look for yourself.


Timber wall panel and display at Own World on Stanley Street / Darlingurst / Sydney

Timber display and wall behind

The oak panels appear to ‘float’ in the room.

The ravine natural oak panel is a special feature during the day when light floats through the big glass front of the show room.

The choice of timber works even featuring almost see-through objects.

The showroom at night. The lighting makes the timber look warm and welcoming.

The Own World office. The timber wall behind the large display unit separates the office from the showroom.

The charcoal free standing cabinet works as a room divider as well as an unobstrusive storage space.

Client: Own World

Architect: Hans Freymadl

Manufacturer: it’s design

Photographer: Deborah Abesser

Do you have a business that needs a new or first joinery fit out? Never hesitate to ask! We are always happy to make time and meet for a personal visit or get together. My email: kenny(at)

The Saloni Internazionale del Mobile in Milan has closed it’s gates a month ago and I bet you know as well as we do that the industry’s air is buzzing with news, ideas and inspiration. it’s design’s focus this year was to see what two of our brands were installing to kick off the new season. We just can’t get enough new designs in our workshops. And really – most of their new comers were not only hitting the international trend but are also right down the it’s design alley.

Both Prostoria and KFF have preparing their presentations months ahead and have come up with some stylish new designs. We know which ones we fell in love with right away,  but which ones would you like to see in your office, show room, studio or private home?

Here is a selection of our top Prostoria and KFF Saloni 2014 products, do you like them as much we do? And which are your favourites? We’d love to see your comments below.

OBLIQUE Table by Prostoria. Designer: Newmen/ForUse

OBLIQUE Table and Chair by Prostoria. Designer: Newman/ForUse

OBLIQUE Chair by Prostoria. Designer: Newman/ForUse

MONK chair by Prostoria. Design: Grupa

YOUMA chair by KFF. Design by Sven Dogs.

YOUMA chair by KFF. Design by Sven Dogs.


YCKS by KFF. Design by Designmanufaktur Lemgo.

YCKS by KFF. Design by Designmanufaktur Lemgo.

Let us know if you need any more information about the products, we have all details up our sleeves but not yet in our online catalogue. We can’t wait to hear from you!


As this eventful year comes to an end, we wish all our customers, suppliers, friends and families a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. So much has happened over the last year and in particular during the past six months. More details of all that in the New Year. Now it’s time to enjoy the festivities with family and friends.

The busy design weeks with Sydney Design, Workshopped13 and Sydney Indesign are all currently taking place throughout the city.

Our involvement can be seen with the furniture shown from Catapult at the Eveleigh Galleria.

Another furniture piece of note is the MAK which is on show at Workshopped13 at Moore Park Supa Centa in Sydney from 15th – 25th August.

MAK ambient light and clothes rackis the latest product from Australian designer, Robin Keussen. The combination of an elegant Tasmanian Oak clothes rack and ambient lighting is both a playful and practical design. In apartments, hotels, modern office spaces or as a signature piece in just about any space, MAK makes a statement while also offering a clever space-saving design.

“MAK is a play on products that are part of our interior heritage and combines what was once two products – the rack and the floor light – into one,” Robin explains. MAK’s minimal design, with clean lines and simple construction, gives it a modern style, which can easily be adapted through colour and material selection to suit a range of environments.

The thin, lightweight appearance results in less materials being used, while the raw beauty of the frame – made from plantation Tasmanian Oak and finished in natural oil – is allowed to shine. With a range of material and colour options, the lampshade uses natural materials such as wool, felt and silk – all fully recyclable.

Additionally, the flat-pack design allows users to assemble MAK themselves and requires minimal packaging, storage and shipping. The manufacturing process is also kept simple, reducing the amount of machining needed – in turn reducing energy consumption.

“It was important for practical reasons, like shipping and storage, to keep the design simple, but it also means that MAK can easily be put together and dismantled by the user, making it a really flexible design, but not compromising on style and fun.”

MAK is available as a light-rack with a lampshade, or as a traditional rack without the lampshade, and is available in four sizes: holding 4, 8, and 12 garments or ‘Unlimited’. MAK Unlimited uses a unique modular system allowing it to be extended to any length, not only displaying garments, but also creating a beautiful atmosphere within retail environments.

Aug 02


I would really be curious to hear what you think? As we begin releasing some of our new Belfakto table ranges. So far the people we have shown have marvelled at these tables and their unique design, the workmanship and engineering. The Belfakto statement when passion takes shape seems to be on the mark.

Unorthodox. Refined. Unexpectedly different. Vibrant. Elegant. These are some words used to describe the complex and elaborate intersecting structures that make up the tables from Belfakto. Is it any surprise that they won the 2013 German Design Council’s Interior Innovation Award for the Xenia table?

I hope you take some time to get to know the collection and find inspiration in these truly unique and amazing furniture pieces.

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