Australia

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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JARDAN

Since 1987

Made for Life

Arkley

Inspired by the prominent Australian Artist Howard Arkley, the Arkley sofa combines soft rolling curves with bold geometric lines. Arkley’s intricate frame is crafted with a combination of sustainably managed Australian hardwood with precision cut plywood. Upholstered over the frame is a high resilience foam designed for support and topped with a slow release memory foam for superior comfort.

Collection Arte

Arte

Drawing inspiration from Clement Meadmore’s iconic stone like forms, Arte has a distinctly sculptured profile. Arte is defined by its geometric top shape and intricate leg detail, made by laminating timber and then turning the round profile to create an abstract sunburst effect. Each and every leg is unique in both form and colour.

Arkley Sofa

Inspired by the prominent Australian Artist Howard Arkley, the Arkley sofa combines soft rolling curves with bold geometric lines. Arkley’s intricate frame is crafted with a combination of sustainably managed Australian hardwood with precision cut plywood. Upholstered over the frame is a high resilience foam designed for support, topped with a slow release memory foam for superior comfort.

Collection Arkley

Panama Tray

Reflections Copenhagen, is a collection of handmade decorative mirrors and Crystal pieces. Inspired by the graphic expression of Art Deco and the vast contrasts of the 1980’s.

Our Story

We design and craft all our furniture in Melbourne with local materials. Our furniture is made to be loved – to grow and change with families over generations.

make our products sustainable throughout the entire lifecycle by using quality local materials, reducing waste, and making furniture that truly lasts.

Jardan has always revolved around family.

In recent years, our manufacturing has grown to include state of the art machinery , increasing our scope to produce both residential and large scale commercial projects in Australia, Asia, Europe, and America. Modernising our manufacturing process is driven by our vision for quality and sustainability at scale, complimenting the handcrafted elements of our pieces with the efficiency of modern machinery.

With retail stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and online, our vision for contemporary Australian living has extended to every part of the process, from the way we conceptualise and design, right through to the way our customers experience our products in store.

We’re Family

As an Australian family-owned furniture business in operation since 1987, we know there is no machine that can truly replace the hand or the eye. Every Jardan piece is crafted to order in Melbourne, with care and precision, by hand.

We’re a design-led business, and believe that good design has a profound impact on our lives. That’s why we have established the Jardan Lab: a space for our growing team of designers to evolve their ideas, solve design problems, create prototypes, and move our collections through production. We built our name with sofas, chairs, tables and beds, but today our contemporary design thinking and world-leading production are capabilities are about a total living approach, incorporating lighting, textiles, and homewares.

We take inspiration from the relaxed, Australian way of life; expressing contemporary ideas through quality materials. Striving to reduce our environmental footprint and

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Furniture

pole bed

solid timber headboard featuring turned pole frame and leg details. a bit higher than our standard beds to make it that little bit easier to get up in the morning.

pole coat stand

solid timber turned coat stand with contrast base.

DIMENSIONS
1800mm h

MATERIALS
american oak with oil finish and colourboard base.

ABOUT

MARK TUCKEY we are an Australian furniture company dedicated to creating product that we love and want to live with in our own homes.

we design timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. 

each piece is custom made at our workshop in Melbourne. you can find our beautiful showroom located at Fitzroy in Melbourne with a new Sydney showroom opening late 2018. 

in addition to MARK TUCKEY furniture we retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. our commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint.

MARK

Mark started his business ‘Ancient Modes’ in Melbourne in 1990 with a couple of hundred dollars, a blue F-100 truck, and a desire to be engaged in an environmentally friendly creative endeavour, allowing him to use his head, heart and hands.

in 2006, ‘Ancient Modes’ became MARK TUCKEY.

he lives on the northern beaches in Sydney where his relaxed, down to earth lifestyle influences every aspect of the pieces designed and created, bringing to life an authentic and quintessential Australian style.

TEAM TUCKEY

we all have a passion for what we do.

our workshop takes pride in quality craftsmanship and attention to every detail when creating one of a kind pieces for your home.

our retail team will work with you to make your vision come to life.

Mark and his dedicated team work together to design and create beautifully crafted furniture for your home.

Ross Gardam™ is a design studio located in Melbourne, Australia with a lighting showroom available by appointment.

Furniture

Noon Coffee Table : Bringing lightness and balance to a collection of rich, cohesive materials. Graphic in nature, the Noon Tables offer striking material combinations confined within an outer ring. The top is contained within half-milled legs creating a tension and lightness between the surfaces.

The Noon Tables are available in two sizes, 500mm DIA x 450mm high and 1000mm DIA x 350mm high. The top surfaces are available in a variety of finishes including timber veneer, marble, laminate and mirror framed all with a 3mm MS solid edge. The table frame is available in black textured or white powder-coat with alternate colours available upon request. The table series is also available in the Noon Tri-Cut finish of marble, black mirror and walnut. The Tri-Cut configuration is referenced throughout the Noon Collection, showcasing different finishes seamlessly in unity. Made in Melbourne.

Noon Lounge Residential Lounge : Noon is a modular collection of upholstered products which softly arc at the edges. Noon’s arm allows the cushion to flow over the arc, creating an extra level of comfort and softness to the product. There is a tension created between the stitching detail on the inner and outer surface which run in parallel, framing and outlining the product.

The composition of materials balanced with an understated aesthetic creates a harmony within the elements of the Noon Collection. The collection is designed specifically for residential spaces with a commercial cross over and features the modular lounges, armchair, two coffee tables, an accompanying mirror and a rug in three colour ways. Made in Melbourne.

Lighting

Glaze Pendant Light : Glaze is a stoneware pendant light. The understated form of the shade highlights the beauty of its glazed surface. Each shade is hand crafted giving the product a shared yet unique appearance.

The product is available in a range of standard and metallic glazes with custom glazing available on request. Glaze comes with a black ceiling canopy to suit the hanging and a standard 2m of black cloth cable. The product comes standard with a dimmable 9W LED globe. Made in Melbourne.

Hemera Desk Lamp : Just like the brutalist architecture from 60 years ago that it references, the Hemera desk lamp is powerful in its simplicity of form.

Designed for the New Volumes™ collection, the two solid circular volumes intersect with no overtly visible light source, creating a striking desktop monolith and a lighting device of refined functionality.

Interior

The Ross Gardam™ Studio brings 15 years experience in bespoke interior design dovetailed with a unique understanding of furniture and lighting. We work on a select number of projects a year and collaborate with like minded clients who share our passion for original object and space design.

Service

The studio is underpinned by an innovative use of materials and manufacturing processes cumulating in spaces built for purpose. The service offers complete design, documentation and implementation phases. Clients are able to access the existing furniture and lighting collections along with bespoke designed pieces. The studio collaborates with a number of manufacturers and suppliers on-hand to ensure each space is built to the highest level.

Delivery

Typically we explore a wide and diverse range of ideas, scenarios and systems, improving on what has been before. The value of this process ensures nothing is overlooked in the design phase, before culminating in delivery of an exceptional space. Ross Gardam™ provide strategy, visualisation, technical documentation, CAD/CAM modeling and detailing that allows a clear path to production. We collaborate with a range of manufacturers and industry specialists to stream-line the delivery process. Our outcomes are both strategically and ethically considered, meeting time-line and budget constraints.

Contact

We enjoy taking on complex problems and finding simple, meaningful solutions. We would love to meet up to discuss how we can assist on your project. For more information or to book a meeting please contact us at: studio@rossgardam.com.au

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CONTOUR COLLECTION LAUNCH AT DENFAIR 2018

The new Contour Collection

The new CONTOUR collection is the first of it’s kind for Zuster. CONTOUR meaning ‘an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something’ is an innovative collection utilising our manufacturing expertise to seamlessly wrap American Oak around organic shapes. The collection also includes new upholstery pieces manufactured in house by Zuster at our new dedicated upholstery factory.

Contour Den featuring our Sabrina Chaise Lounge, Tribute Coffee table with Glass Top and Halo Bookshelf Cabinet with Marble Handle
Contour X and Contour U Storage Cabinets, Contour Dining Table with Husk Suede Dining Chairs

“As a designer I believe when you can achieve the perfect balance of shape, proportion and texture the design is complete. With CONTOUR, I set out to create individual pieces with their own identity, with softened edges, three dimensional textures and shapes to be less imposing in interiors.”

– Wilhelmina McCarroll, Zuster Design Director

DENFAIR 2018 also saw the launch of Zuster FABRICS, a wide selection of exclusive residential and commercial grade fabrics and Zuster RUGS, a small exclusive collection of designer rugs.

Contour Four Leaf Clover Bar Table with Embellish Tan Leather Bar Stools

About Zuster

THREE GENERATIONS OF STYLE

Zuster is Dutch for sister. In design terms, Zuster symbolises a legacy of quality Australian design and craftsmanship that embraces three generations of Dutch family heritage. Today, sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel draw on Zuster’s hand-crafting expertise to forge a new signature approach with the Jewel Collection.

High end fashion meets furniture in this collection of individually crafted pieces. Hand detailing draws out the luxurious and precious beauty of carved timber and blown glass. Highlighted by exquisite embellishments of precious stone and specialty marble, with hints of copper and brass.

Exceptional craftsmanship combined with Zuster’s passion for beautiful design and intuitive function infuses the collection with provenance and heirloom appeal. Each bespoke piece is a statement in its own right, enriching your home spaces and becoming part of your family history.

AN ARTFUL CRAFT

At the heart of the Zuster Collection is the hand. Pieces are individually crafted by Zuster’s expert cabinet makers, and shaped by the creative vision of Zuster Design Director Wilhelmina McCarroll.

Zuster’s experienced design and sales staff work with you to select your perfect piece and personalise this to your style and needs. Your bespoke order is drawn up in CAD for your approval. It is then passed to Zuster’s highly skilled craftspeople who form each piece by hand, from start to finish.

Provenance is bestowed through a lifetime of making and a passion for the finer details. Only the highest quality timber is used, and a durable long-lasting finish applied. Grain is matched down to the millimetre and timber cut to flow seamlessly. Each piece emerges perfectly balanced and flawlessly aligned.

Bespoke statements are made through your choice of size, finish, base, handles, and drawers or doors. A range of eight finishes in American oak with optional stone top allows you to match your piece to your style and space. Doors and drawers are embellished with your choice of hand-blown glass, timber, stone, crystal and brass handle options.

COLLECTIONS

EMBELLISH

JEWEL

HALO

HUSK

STELLA

TRAVERSE

TRIBUTE

SABRINA

DUYFKEN

PEARL

JADE

HERO

ECHO

APRIL

RAW

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