Embracing Australia’s vibrant and dynamic way of life, Dessein Furniture offers local designers the opportunity to promote their products on home soil. Working with some of Australia’s most talented designers has allowed us to create a dynamic fusion of fresh designs and creative inspiration.

A focus on affordability and accessibility allows us to provide our customers with authentic alternatives to the mid-range furniture currently available in Australia. This is strengthened by our responsive, personable, fast and honest service – something which lies at the heart of our ethos.

Dessein Furniture makes considered and conscientious choices for all our materials, striving for sustainability. Sourcing resources

which are readily available in the geographic region allows us to reward our customers with cost savings while also reducing waste and minimising environmental impacts. Here at Dessein, we design furniture that will be with you for many years.

Dessein Furniture’s vision is clear – to deliver a range of furniture and objects for living which is distinctive in its authenticity, versatile in its application, accessible in its affordability and enduring in style.

‘What I see in Australian design is a fresh perspective on the world, a vibrancy and youth that expresses our nation’s multicultural diversity.’

MEET MICHELE, OUR FOUNDER

Michele’s vision in establishing Dessein was to create Australian designed furniture which is affordable, original and sustainable. Dessein was launched in 2012 by Michele with a vision to facilitate new opportunities for Australian designers.

But the dream began much earlier thanks to a design enriched childhood with hours spent in her father’s architecture studio. A mixed, rich cultural heritage also played its part as Michele crossed the globe from Malaysia to Australia, London and finally Melbourne where Dessein Furniture took form in earnest.

Michele understands the value between everyday life and design. Since her award winning student days she has consistently worked towards crafting better living through design. At the helm of Dessein, she enjoys the opportunity to push herself each day and be the master of her own destiny.

Products and Designers

THE PIEMAN SHELVES
Designed by Simon Ancher

This intelligent, low-tech shelving system brings a quiet, statuesque beauty to any space. Designed using an easy-to-assemble joining system which allows for 12 shelving variations. The system is flat-packable.

Simon Ancher

When I think of Australian Design I think of resourcefulness, a ‘can do’ attitude and a sound understanding of materiality and appropriateness.’

Nathan Day

Inventing new joinery, streamlining the making and seeing a piece come to life is really rewarding.’

THE PIEMAN DESK
Designed by Nathan Day

The Pieman desk with its tapered legs and knock-down frame is constructed using a series of interlocking angled finger joints. The table top’s beautiful expanse accentuates the beauty of the timber. Tucked beneath is a concealed leather lined drawer for convenient storage.

PARAWOOD DINING CHAIR
Designed by Adam Goodrum

This elegant and versatile Dining Chair is a stand out for comfort, style and adaptability. Its clean-lined, stackable structure makes it perfect for home, hospitality and commercial settings. Sold in pairs, they make a beautiful match with any dining table. Optional timber and colour finishes allow for numerous design possibilities.

Adam Goodrum

‘I think our laid back culture is reflected in our designs. It has a warmth and friendliness to it, an easy-going and natural feel.’

Captivated by movement and geometry, Adam Goodrum has developed a reputation for designing furniture which is functional and striking. He’s also collected a swag of awards – from the NGV Rigg Design Prize, to the Vogue Living Alessi Design Prize, and IDEA Awards Editor’s Medal.

Jon Goulder

‘Australian design is my ticket to living a life less ordinary.’

As a fourth generation craftsperson, Jon Goulder was surrounded by furniture from a young age. Even though his early observations were of antique furniture he chose to honour the beauty of simpler lines throughout his career. Internationally acclaimed and award winning, he has exhibited around the world and is part of many permanent state and national collections.

SPOOL STOOL
Designed by Jon Goulder

A stool for every use and occasion, the Spool is modern in design and versatile in application. Perfect for home, hospitality and commercial settings, use it as a stool, side table, or add the Plank Bench Seat. Optional timber and colour finishes allow for numerous design possibilities.

FLOW COFFEE TABLE
Designed by Justin Hutchinson

A celebration of design skill and craftsmanship, the Flow Coffee Table blends design sophistication with youthful energy to offer a versatile and enduring piece for home, hospitality and office environments. Optional timber and colour finishes allow for numerous design possibilities.

Justin Hutchinson

‘I liked the fact that Dessein embraces a strong ethical and environmental stance and seeks to find new untapped resources and stories that define its range and brand.’

Marcus Piper

‘The idea of creating an Australian design vernacular is exciting – to design things for a population far removed from the rest of the world but very much engaged.’

THE PIEMAN LIGHTS
Designed by Marcus Piper

A series of ceiling-mounted lights which fuse timber and reflective surface to create an elegant lighting centrepiece. Available in 1, 2 and 3 bulb configurations.

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