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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.

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  • InDesignLive - BIA 2014 Omvivo

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

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • AIFE 2014
  • 101 Chair at AIFE 2014
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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.


  • Indesign-Live-Alan-Hedge

Schiavello and Humanscale recently hosted ‘Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces’ – an evening with one of the world’s foremost experts in workplace ergonomics, Professor Alan Hedge.

Indesign Live shares a recap of the event, and video addressing the importance of proactive ergonomic programs in today’s modern workplace.

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Representing the latest in a series of international events, last week Schiavello and Humanscale brought Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE, back to Australia to present Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces. As Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, Hedge is one of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics.

Designers, architects, ergonomists, media, and corporate leaders joined us at Schiavello’s Melbourne and Sydney Showrooms to hear the latest insights from Alan Hedge on why ergonomic designs are essential to a productive office.