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.
Schiavello, Australia’s largest designer and manufacturer of commercial furniture, today announces an exclusive partnership and collaboration with Bene across Australia and New Zealand. Bringing Bene’s stand on modern living office concepts and their trademark integration of advanced technological solutions into the workplace, the Schiavello and Bene partnership offers a unique opportunity for the local market to experience a leading range of innovative products.
Bene, a globally active company with presence in 37 countries, brings contemporary design, high quality and integrated technological solutions into the office workplace. Founded in the 1790s as a family carpentry business and in 1950 specialised in office furniture, Bene has since then transformed into the undisputed market leader in Austria. Shaping the brand to what it is today, Bene has continued to evolve and progress as a major market player in Europe with their unique philosophy and definition of ‘an office as a living space’.
After attending the Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC) in Cairns in September, Christopher Schiavello gained a deeper understanding of planning and design trends leading the tertiary education sector. In his recent article for industry website Sourceable, he discusses the challenges for these spaces to maintain a physical presence, considering so much study is available online.
Industry leading design publication Indesign Live Singapore sat down for a one-on-one interview with Director of Schiavello International, Anton Schiavello. In the article, Anton shares his background within the family business which began in the factory on school holidays and has since progressed to his role now in Singapore. He also addresses company goals and his personal focus to strengthen the Schiavello brand in Southeast Asia. The piece also gives an overview of Schiavello’s history, new products and partnerships.
To view full article visit Indesign Live Singapore.
FRAME, a leading international interior design publication, features Krossi at the new Facebook Singapore office in their ‘Reports: Offices’ section. The archetypal creative giant Facebook, turned to Schiavello for a flexible solution to their funky yet functional office.
Anton Schiavello, Director of Schiavello Singapore, is quoted; “Krossi is an electric height-adjustable desk, designed to offer ample weight capacity as well as fast, smooth operation. It also fulfils the strict design criteria we were given.”
Chris Connell has been awarded the IDEA 2014 Gold Medal. In a Q&A with Inside Magazine, Connell discusses his life and career thus far and how he found his voice in design.
Discussing his inspiration and influences in Australian design, Connell discusses how he maintains freshness and integrity in his creations. Highlighting the recent partnership with Schiavello, Connell says “MAP is now under the management of Schiavello and, after 25 years, my partner (Raoul Hogg) and I no longer could keep the doors open and so with great regret it moved on.
Over the years we have designed many products, one-offs and other constant classics. We aimed to do more with less, yet designing less was more! With many skills disappearing, the ever dumping of copies and cheap crap imports has helped to destroy manufacturing in Australia, but has educated the masses that cheap is the norm when buying furniture.
Fortunately, I am now involved in the new MAP and currently designing a range that will be launched soon in their new showroom… watch this MAP!”
Schiavello is excited to announce that effective from Thursday 11th December we signed Heads of Agreement with Crown Resorts to partner in the development of a luxury integrated hotel and apartment complex. Situated on Schiavello’s existing land at Queensbridge St, Southbank in Melbourne and directly opposite the Crown Hotel and Entertainment Complex, this precinct is fast becoming Melbourne’s premier living, leisure and lifestyle destinations.
The partnership will see the joint development of a 400 room five star hotel and leisure facility operated by Crown, approximately 600 premium residential apartments, a Schiavello showroom and offices, and a signature rooftop restaurant and bar.
Watch the Channel Nine news story here.
As we begin our Christmas celebrations we are reminded that the simple things in life are often the best.
We trust your holiday season is filled with many special moments with family and friends. Our sincerest thanks for your loyalty throughout the year.
From all of us at Schiavello, we wish you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas.
The country’s fintech (Financial and technology) start up community will come together in an Australian first hub, aiming to build the next generation of financial services companies in a central, collaborative space. Integral to the national business infrastructure, it aims to keep Australia competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.
The Sydney CBD destination will be based on London’s Level 39 and provides a space for investors, tech-savvy firms, financial services and bank regulators to engage. Schiavello are excited to be part of this initiative through the provision of fit out services and furniture. Danny Gilligan, Co-founder and Managing Director of Reinventure, and key driver of the project says, “We have a passionate group of leading companies in their respective fields, like Schiavello, who want to come together to support this vision and make it an amazing space of global significance”.
A central Sydney CBD location is currently being considered. The centre is expected to be operational by April 2015.
In appreciation of 40 years continuous membership, the Masters Builders Association of Victoria acknowledged Schiavello for their ongoing commitment and support at the recent President’s Dinner on Tuesday 25 November, 2014.
The prestigious event in which Life and Honorary Members of the Association were also honoured, took place at Crown Entertainments River Room. Guests were entertained by comedian Dave O’Neill and later witnessed the induction of incoming President, Peter Picking. Peter Schiavello accepted the award on behalf of Joe Schiavello and Richard Halasa who were also in attendance.