Since our establishment in 1966, Schiavello has been committed to Australian design and manufacturing. To celebrate 50 years of creating, Schiavello Sydney hosted a party last week at the stylish Dolton House.

To celebrate 50 years of our history, we looked to the future and asked the design community to imagine what our work lives would be by 2030. The design criteria looked at the originality of the design, the forces of change and how technology will impact these spaces.

The winning design by Woods Bagot Perth focused on human needs, was responsive to constant change, recognised the importance of relationships and considered organic spaces within buildings. Raffaele Tigani, General Manager of Schiavello International, presented the $5,000 prize and trophy to Tenille Teakle, Janie Green, Soo Bhin Han and Emily Marsh Russel from Woods Bagot.

Over 350 guests enjoyed champagne and a selection of culinary delights. A roaming saxophone player set the scene while guests mingled and networked. A DJ had guests partying late into the night. It was a memorable evening and celebration of Australia’s design talent.

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The 13th Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) was celebrated on 18 November in Sydney at the Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour. More than 600 of Australia’s leading designers, architects and object makers attended the venue to enjoy Pommery champagne and Balvenie whisky, eat delicious canapés and mingle with colleagues and friends before the formal proceedings commenced. Schiavello sponsored the Gold Medal Award which recognises an individual who has devoted a lifetime to the A+D industry. Congratulations to all the winning projects, and congratulations to the Gold Medal winner, Kerry Phelan of KPDO! View Gold Medal award video featuring Kerry Phelan.

View Gold Medal award video featuring Kerry Phelan.

The spectacular gardens of Lewin Terrace restaurant set the tone for Schiavello Singapore’s celebration of the company’s 50 year birthday. An intimate cocktail party saw designers, clients, family and employees come together to enjoy the delicious French inspired cuisine while listening to classic jazz. Vertical garden installations busting with green foliage and beautiful floral arrangements decorated the restaurant while reflecting the outdoor surroundings. Door prizes included vertical garden columns while one lucky individual won a trip to Melbourne for a tour of the Schiavello factory and tickets to the 2017 Melbourne Grand Prix. Thank you to all who attended and helped make the evening a night to remember.

On 17th November, Schiavello celebrated the company’s 50 Year Milestone in addition with the relaunch of the Canberra Showroom. Designers, project managers, clients and employees viewed our latest collections over a glass of Gioiello Estate wine. A taste of Italy was a highlight of the night with guests enjoying an aperitivo and traditional Italian desserts. Competition giveaways included the new Tango table, Karo ottoman, OTM table and Humanscale’s Horizon task light. Thank you to our clients, friends and employees in Canberra for making the night such a special evening!


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Schiavello Construction is growing, so we’re relocating our New South Wales office. You can visit us at our new digs from Friday 25 November.

Please make sure you update your little black book with our new address and telephone number.  We wouldn’t want to miss out on all the fan mail, gifts and impromptu visits.

Schiavello Construction (NSW) Pty Ltd
Rear Lift – Level 2, 19 Foster St Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9213 1500

The mailbox is currently active – please forward any correspondence to the above address.

Central Plaza in Brisbane opened its doors on October 25th to showcase the innovative office designed by Anna Carter, a QUT Design School student. Celebrating ‘The Space In-Between’, ISPT and Schiavello launched the new space and shared insights into how the design came to life with clients and designers. The award has seen Schiavello mentoring Ms Carter at its Melbourne headquarters; fine-tuning her design for manufacture and overseeing the fit out at Central Plaza. Now complete ISPT will invite existing and future customers to trial the 500m² space and will also look to partner with industry groups to host events and functions.

On November 9, Schiavello sponsored the 2016 Eat Drink Design Awards held at The Glasshouse. The awards saw more than 350 architects, designers and their clients gather to celebrate the year’s best hospitality design in Australia and New Zealand. The Garden State Hotel, a Schiavello Construction project designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design was shortlisted for Best Bar Design.


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This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

To find out more about who we are and where we came from –  read our latest interview with Business Review Australia.

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Schiavello Overview in Business Review Australia

The Garden State Hotel, a sprawling four level pub in the heart of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane, has been shortlisted for Best Bar Design at the 2016 Eat Drink Design Awards. Designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design and constructed by Schiavello, the blossoming hotspot’s design inspiration centres on a large cascading beer garden. Reflecting this verdant theme, the name Garden State Hotel borrows Victoria’s century-old state title, ‘The Garden State’.

The annual Eat Drink Design Awards will take place in Melbourne on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

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9 hours, 6,000 hungry patrons, 71,000 individual plates of food, 10,000 bottles of Champagne, 200 chefs, 600 waiters, 15 stylist…and that’s all?

“It must be perfect, as long as the customer experience is good, nothing else matters,” says Atlantic Group’s CEO, Hatem Saleh.

This was the result of The Atlantic Group’s 1,000 staff and 12 kitchens on a monumental day that is Melbourne Cup. An incredible achievement shadowed by Broadsheet Melbourne writer Elvin Ho.

Read more here