Schiavello workstations have been shipped to the Ha’apai Island group in Tonga, to help rebuild schools, government offices, local hospitals and Red Cross facilities, which were destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January, 2014.

Project Manager Gisela LaPoint recently facilitated the recycle with Schiavello demolition contractor Tycen, during a recent project in NSW. Over 215 pieces of furniture which were landfill bound, but still in excellent condition were transported; including Newtech II Desking, System 55 panels and Systemet Peds.

18 villages across six islands in Ha’apai were affected by Cyclone Ian with 1,094 buildings destroyed or damaged. 80% of its people (5, 500) were severely affected or left homeless, with the total damage bill estimated at $63 million dollars.

The donation was so well received by the Tongan Government, the initiative will remain ongoing. Schiavello Project Manager, Gary Smyth, will coordinate additional aid when demolition works continue on the project later in the year.

Through supporting neighbouring communities and reducing the environmental impact of products, the operation highlights opportunities for the future to demonstrate a commitment to economic, social and environmental values.

Watch the video from Tycen’s charity organisation Heilala.

Schiavello Construction hosted the 22nd Annual Golf Challenge on Monday 23rd March.

Over 60 valued clients and staff lined up on the greens of the premier Green Acres Golf Course in Kew East and putted alongside the picturesque banks of the Yarra River. Teams received Schiavello inspired golf packs on arrival which included a polo, golf balls and tees, and enjoyed a light lunch before a rousing welcome by Richard Halasa.

After working up an appetite completing the 18 hole course, players returned to a gourmet dinner. Congratulations to the winning team: Dave Hutchinson (Schiavello), Bob Blair (CBRE), Scott McIntosh (Gallagher Jeffs) and Duncan Laidlaw (Woolshed Pub). Notable mentions go to Tony Schiavello for taking out Nearest to the Pin and Andrew Peak of CBRE for Longest Drive.

To view event images visit Schiavello Group Facebook here.

  • Christopher Schiavello talks time, cost & quality for Sourceable

As a regular contributor to industry website Sourceable, Christopher Schiavello delves into issues facing the interior construction industry. In his latest article, ‘Have Time, Cost & Quality Become a Bermuda Triangle’, he looks at the impact of change across fast tracked projects.

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Schiavello International Queensland has just secured the biggest workstation project in the State’s history. The new commercial office tower located in the Brisbane CBD at 1 William Street, will accommodate not only the Queensland Public Service, but will house nearly 5000 Krossi electronic and user adjustable workstations, along with metal storage units, One plane tables and the new Schiavello Focus booths.

With completion due for July 2016, the skyscraper will act as a major catalyst for the wider precinct redevelopment.

  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore
  • Chinese New Year - Schiavello Singapore

Guests showed up at Schiavello Singapore’s Showroom last Wednesday finding our place transformed into old Shanghai. The showroom was done up in oriental glamour, complemented with Chinese Guzheng music, lion dance performance and spontaneous guests dressed in Cheongsum and Changpao!

Adding on to the entertainment, we had live portrait drawing, free hair makeover,  and a very fun photobooth for our guests to enjoy. Congratulations to our Best Dressed Shanghainese Beauty and Best Dressed Lao Ban who won themselves an all-paid service at PREP and a box of Schiavello family wine, Gioiello. Our Lucky Draw Winner for the night walked away with one of Schiavello’s latest products – the OTM table!

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Schiavello Construction is pleased to announce they have successfully been awarded head contract works for Yarra Trams. Housing the Yarra Trams Operations Centre, the fast tracked project will see a 4,000m2 fit-out delivered in 10 weeks. Schiavello is excited to be working with Montlaur Project Services, Aston Consulting, PTID and Altus Page Kirkland. Image Courtesy of Yarra Trams

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As of March 2015, Schiavello Construction WA will expand its operations. This exciting news is part of the national construction offering that will strengthen the Schiavello WA office, which has successfully operated in Perth since 1992.

Matt Bailey has been appointed in the role of State Director to oversee the advancement of the department. Matt arrived in Perth via the United Kingdom where he gained over 25 years experience in the construction industry and he comes with extensive experience across numerous disciplines. Currently undertaking refurbishment works at Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth for Schiavello, Matt’s proven ability and commitment to drive successful results will be a welcoming addition to Schiavello Construction in Western Australia.

Offices will be located in the CBD at 326 Hay St, Perth.

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Internationally acclaimed interior design magazine FRAME, has featured insight from Schiavello Design Manager, Michelle Hyams, in their article entitled Skin Deep.  In the in-depth report on finishes, Michelle shares her thoughts on current design developments and the technological advances being applied to furniture. Michelle uses Schiavello’s Cuban table as an example of furniture ‘striving for an honest relationship with the inherent materials beneath’, while the OTM table demonstrates the ‘preservative powers of finishes’. FRAME is sold in 77 countries across the globe.

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A recent spread on flexible workspaces by Office Concept Magazine (Asia) has featured Schiavello’s Krossi Collection and OTM table. The article titled Move with it, showcases how Schiavello’s research into modern workplaces is being applied to create innovative products to feed shifting dynamics. Krossi is presented for its sit-stand value; while the Doshi Levian designed OTM table demonstrates a non traditional approach to office furniture. The issue also highlights the Schiavello Christmas Event at Ms Collins in Melbourne.

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Over the weekend many lovers indulged in dinners, getaways, chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day. Or one hopes. While the romantic gestures of Anton Schiavello remain unknown, over the weekend, one did get insight into his love of bespoke furniture in workplace environments. In an article by Paul Best in the Australian Financial Review Weekend, Anton discusses the current workplace design trend and how it was applied to Facebook Singapore’s recently completed office. The front page and full article feature the latest product by Schiavello; the Bomba sofa and the Toro table.

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