• ALTO_301014_0025
  • ALTO_301014_0050
  • ALTO_301014_0119
  • ALTO_301014_0047
  • ALTO_301014_0032
  • ALTO_301014_0029

A proud member of the Australian-Italian business community Schiavello was recently host to an event for ALTO (Australian-Italian Leaders of Tomorrow).

Attracting more than 100 professionals from Accounting, Law, Engineering, Hospitality, Banking and Finance, Technology and Property, the event took place on a sunny evening in the Schiavello Southbank showroom amongst a sumptuous Italian feast; Reggiano Parmigiano, San Daniele Prosciutto, olives and other antipasti, washed down with Peroni and our very own Gioiello.


  • 101 + Hedge

Office Concept, a magazine focusing on premium corporate office interior design, features two modern iconic pieces – the sculptural 101 by Helen Kontouris and the versatile Hedge by Oliver Field.

Featuring the 101 in the Entrée section, the chair’s fluid ‘ribbon-like movement’ and contoured seating is highlighted along with the bold and playful tactility addressed by the designer. Materialised of moulded fiber-glass and wool felt fabric, the 101 is a modern yet classic piece.

Hedge was notably featured in the magazine’s main feature, Fitting Interiors, as one of the products that emphasises the right fit and balance with careful material selection. “My intention for Hedge is to provoke both an emotional and tangible connection between the user and the piece by combining aesthetic personality with function,” describes Fields. The Hedge was notably shortlisted in 2009 in the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Awards.

Download article

  • cubes-tecno-P40

Cubes Indesign marvels at Tecno’s P40 adjustable armchair as an iconic design that epitomizes technical elegance and comfort. A design found as a permanent collection in museums around the world, it has now made its way into the Check List section on the latest product news and design updates.

Download article

  • InDesignLive - BIA 2014 Omvivo

Omvivo’s Suzie Dyson had the pleasure of revealing the winning design and prototype at the big event.

Read article

The Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards (BIA) represent an exciting time for the design community -inspiring a host of professional and student designers to rethink bathroom design, and this year, to put forward their most inspired ideas for the vanity unit.

Omvivo’s Suzie Dyson had the pleasure of not only judging the entries alongside some of the industry’s best and brightest, but also prototyping the winning design in the professional category –right here in Schiavello’s Tullamarine manufacturing facility.


  • SquareRooms-Tecno

Singapore based home interiors magazine, SquareRooms, highlights the new partnership between Schiavello and Italy’s iconic luxury furniture brand, Tecno. Achieving form and function, Tecno’s iconic P40 is featured as a highlight for the discerning consumer.

Download article

  • InsideOut-Suzie

Omvivo General Manager, Suzie Dyson, shares her best bathroom tips with Inside Out Magazine. This comes in advance of the 2014 Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards, where Suzie will be judging leading edge Australian bathroom furniture design.

Download article

  • Schiavello ACT team
  • Schiavello Ecycle Product

Now in its fifth year, the ACTSmart Business Sustainability Awards showcase outstanding sustainability contributions by ACTSmart organisations.

Schiavello ACT was pleased to take top honours in the Corporate award category for its commitment to sustainability through Schiavello’s e-cycle program, and a range of other activities aimed at continuously improving the environmental performance of Schiavello and its clients.

Overall, since joining the ACTSmart program in 2011, Schiavello has reduced its contribution to landfill by 22%, reduced paper consumption by 56% and cardboard use by 40%. This year alone, the e-cycle program has averted 202 tonnes of material away from landfill. Once the product is re-used, this converts to a savings of 5,640 tonnes of CO2 and 622,000 litres of water.

View the media release for more information.

  • Venue-Citadines-Perth

Venue Magazine features the new Citadines Apart’hotel in Perth Australia, open now following a $5.1 million refurbishment of the former Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth. The newly refurbished apartments welcomes its guests with a soothing yet vibrant appeal through the use of the elusive grey with pops of crimson or yellow. This contemporary approach inspired by the city’s skyline and bustling nightlife are featured through the clever yet functional usage of Schiavello’s furnishing – La La Stool, Marina Table, Lola Arm Chair, and the diversified application of the System 45 Panel for the bed headboard.

Download article

  • AIFE 2014
  • 101 Chair at AIFE 2014
  • MAP Flow at AIFE 2014
  • AIFE 2014

While it’s true the challenges for Australian design and manufacturing have never been greater, the fact is that these ever-important fields not only still exist, but continue to thrive. The successful ones are those that continue to innovate in product design, in process innovation and in marketing methods. In the furniture industry, there have always been shining beacons of success that show local design and manufacturing can indeed be sustainable and successful.

The inaugural Australian International Furniture Exhibition, which recently took place at the stunning Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, set out to showcase Australian design and manufacturing – both historically, and where it is now. The event was organised to increase consumer understanding of Australian furniture – and the evolution, innovation, talent, technologies, and rich culture behind it.