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The essential Newson
Re: Marc Newson at the Sydney Powerhouse until February 2002.
(AGE 29.08.01)

Imports threaten local furniture
Re: Victoria, furniture from Asia.
(The Age 16.07.01)

'Workspaces': Products of a Modern Dreamscape
A new exhibition at MOMA
(NY Times 09.02.01)
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pastil chair
altamira at metropolis magazine:

  : imported furniture :
  • adelta - new to zebra - Australia / New Zealand - this finnish manufacturer has the licence to produce those terribly funky fibreglass chairs by eero aarnio -distributed by dedece (see below). PHOTOS Check the eero aarnio website for more, including large format photo downloads (in the press area).
  • B&B Italia - italian site in english - product details - distributed by space VIC/NSW. PHOTOS
  • banal design - new to zebra - an american store specializing in big-name contemporary and PoMo furniture and objects. (No australasian agent).
  • burgtec - desks - not visited.
  • bromhead design - Auckland, Wellington, Sydney -distributors of Knoll, Fritz Hansen, Erik Boisen, USM, Magnus Oleson, PP Mobler, Skagen and Carl Hansen furniture. PHOTOS + PLANS(GIF) + PRICES
  • cappellini - italian site in english - contemporary furniture by the likes of Tom Dixon and Marc Newson - distributed by dedece VIC/NSWQLD//NZ. PHOTOS
  • cassina - italian site in english - classic modern furniture, and beds distributed by space VIC/NSW. PHOTOS
  • ceccotti - not visited - distributed by space VIC/NSW.
  • chairbiz - Australia - an online shop selling local and imported seating - large range. PHOTOS + PRICES
  • cor - german furniture - slow site with photos - refer siekaup below for models available locally.
  • corian -- by dupont - no local link - thermoformable product available for custom chairs, counters and desks - flash animated introduction to site. PHOTOS
  • curve - sydney store -- mid century classics - old and new. PHOTOS
  • dedece - VIC/NSW/QLD/NZ -- beautiful flash site - distributors of modern imported furniture including cappellini, minotti, extremis and knoll. Also tapware and lighting. PHOTOS
  • desking systems - Sydney - distributors of english neo and artemis office desking systems, and some reception seating. A varying degree of information is available for the different brands. PHOTOS + PDF BROCHURE
  • designaddict - overseas resource site for 20th design, indexing by designer and manufacturer.
  • ecc - New Zealand - contemporary light fittings - representing many companies including lapalma, magis, and artelano - lighting also - photos only. PHOTOS 0901
  • edra - under construction - distributed by space VIC/NSW.
  • engelbrecht - new to zebra - Australia / New Zealand - nice danish chairs and other furniture distributed by dedece (see above) - the site is a bit slow - but has a zebra-striped chair . PHOTOS
  • extremis - belgian outdoor furniture - modern - timber - distributed by dedece VIC/NSW/QLD. PHOTOS + DIMENSIONS 11/01
  • faram - italian site in english - imported office furniture available from space VIC/NSW. PHOTOS
  • fontana arte - schopenhauer range of modern furniture available at gineico - italian site with good level of information (pics and dimensions) - tables, trollies, shelves, mirrors, chairs, garden furniture. PHOTOS
  • freedom - furniture store with cheaper imports - site not functioning NOV 2000.
  • fritz hansen - foreign site with modern classics. Available locally from corporate culture (NSW/VIC). PHOTOS
  • funkis swedish forms - Sydney shop representing modern Swedish designers. PHOTOS
  • gineico - NSW/VIC - distributors of schopenhauer furniture by fontana arte (links to their site).
  • gomod - an american online 'shopping mall' filled with links to mid-century design stores.
  • grange - NSW/VIC - period french furniture - european site with local contact information. PHOTOS
  • haworth - imported seating, tables, storage systems. Local contact info. See also Spence and Lyda. PHOTOS
  • herman miller - australian portal into the american site. modern classics and contemporary. Product info and a design magazine on site. PHOTOS
  • kezu - new to zebra - Sydney and distributors australia-wide - modern imported and locally made seating and tables (and more) on a smart and very thorough website. PHOTOS + PLANS(GIF)
  • knoll - modern american furniture company - distributed by dedece. PHOTOS + PLANS(DWG)
  • kusch - german 70s influenced chairs - not visited.
  • ligne roset - VIC/NSW/WA/QLD - imported domestic furniture - modern. PHOTOS
  • lamm - New South Wales - sexy modern italian furniture - mostly commercial - January Design in Sydney phone 02 9212 1000 (no site). PHOTOS
  • lammhults - new to zebra - Australia / New Zealand - swedish range of modern furniture including chairs, sofas, tables and trolleys -distributed by dedece (see above) - this fast site is flash-enabled and has download leaflets available. PHOTOS + PDF BROCHURES + PLANS (DWG, DXF, DWF, ARCHICAD)
  • living interiors - VIC - not visited.
  • los angeles modern auctions - monthly auctions of modern classics in L.A. - not visited.
  • marc newson - expat. Aust. designer - site links through to manufacturers. PHOTOS
    and here's an embryo chair profile from the powerhouse museum.
  • minotti - italian furniture - available from Dedece in Australia and New Zealand.
  • novotec - new to zebra - QLD - modern furniture distributors - fairly plain site with photos - foreign designers/ manufacturers include eric jorgensen, fritz hansen, and ICF. PHOTOS
  • piece - Auckland - a mid century design shop trading classics and reissues. PHOTOS + PRICES
  • poliform - NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD/NZ - italian bedroom and dining furniture - not visited.
  • ramler - Australia - the Ramler Group offers local and imported conventional furniture for just about everything, including hospitality, office, food courts, and house. Basic site with one photo in each category. PHOTOS
  • schopenhauer - furniture - refer gineico above.
  • sedus - seating -product info - requires shockwave and flash plug-ins - even for the local addresses.
  • siekaup - NSW - modern wall units, offices, bedrooms, dining tables, chairs, lamps, and COR sofas and van bennekom furniture. PHOTOS
  • space - VIC/NSW - distributors of modern european furniture - links to the euro sites.
  • spence and lyda - NSW - Herman Miller  for the home - modern furniture and lighting classics - also imported american steel furniture. PHOTOS
  • starck - handy site with photos of every chair released - and mentions who makes each one. A lot of them are distributed locally at space and living interiors. PHOTOS
  • sunion design - new to zebra - an austrian designer with some very sexy rubber furniture ideas. Probably not available locally. This site is worth a look anyway, though the flash it takes a while to load. PHOTOS 11/01
  • thonet - Victoria - distributors of Amat (by Alvar Aalto), Thonet and Artek chairs, bar stools, sofas and tables. Good site. PHOTOS
  • unifor - Aust./NZ - italian commercial furniture and partition systems. Including work by Jean Nouvel and Aldo Rossi. Australian site under construction Jan 2001. PHOTOS
  • vitra - NSW/VIC - very fun site with modern classics and new deisgns by the likes of Starck and Bellini. Local contact information provided. Distributed by Unifor. PHOTOS
  • voxia - new to zebra - Australia / New Zealand - imported origami-like plywood chairs distributed by dedece (see above). PHOTOS

refer also: local furniture / street furniture