This week, we will be attending Hong Kong Business of Design Week, where our Chris Connell-designed Gallery Chair will be on display. Thanks to real estate agents Marshall White, who included the Gallery Chair in a list of their top furniture picks from the Pavilion. Read more here.

Last week, Schiavello took part in the Middle East’s leading design fair, Downtown Design Dubai. With over 120 people visiting our stall, the event was a great success.

Key pieces from our agile working collections were on display, including Toku, Agile Table and Focus, as well as Vertical Garden, Kase, Metal Planter, Maui, Krossi, Karo, and Rib Bar Stool.

Schiavello is proud to have partnered with the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) to host its latest international Boarding Pass event at our Dubai showroom last week.

Over 50 Australian architects and designers gathered at the Showroom for the night, which is an opportunity for members to get together in key locations around the globe.

Thank you to the AIA for putting on the event and for letting us be a part of it.

A series of Design Institute of Australia (DIA) events were held at Schiavello Showrooms across the country throughout October and November.

The DIALogue Forecast, an Australia-wide event that looks ahead to the next big design trends, was held at both the Adelaide and Perth Showrooms. In Melbourne, the Dynamic Experience Design: Events and Ephemeral night was held at Schiavello’s Retail Showroom. The panel featured Amanda Henderson and Daniel Dalla Riva, who discussed designing expressive and emotive installations and temporary exhibitions.

With many events experiencing sell-out numbers, they were a huge success. Schiavello wishes to thank the DIA for putting on such meaningful and thoughtful design events.

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The Doors Are Open! Step inside Schiavello’s new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie. With the opening of our new retail showroom, we establish an all new visual and design language for residential living. A big thank you to our clients, friends and industry who celebrated the launch this month. The ground level of the Prima Tower was transformed into a warm, light filled space showcasing local and international design by Schiavello, MAP and Very Wood.

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Schiavello’s launch into the UAE was celebrated with a stellar event in Dubai on Monday September 25th.With the event hosted in Dubai’s design district, also the home of the newly launched showroom, we were able to demonstrate our dedication to delivering innovative design to the region. The private event played host to the UAE’s top architects and designers alongside representatives from the Australian Embassy and key guests flying in from Australia. Guests enjoyed a delicious selection of Australian canapés and drinks to the backdrop of a locally renowned jazz band. It was a memorable evening!

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Schiavello would like to congratulate our project partners Technē Architecture + Interior Design, Futurespace and WMK Architecture on their shortlist in the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

Garden State Hotel (Technē, Hospitality), a leading QLD based software company (WMK Architecture), PEXA and Firemonkeys (Futurespace, Workplace over 1000sqm) are all in the running; winners will be announced at the IDEA Gala Party in November.

Two hundred and fifty-three Australian projects have been shortlisted across 15 categories and two special categories in the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The high calibre awards program is now in its 14th year and has continued to grow in scale with 2017 seeing a record number of entries.

Schiavello is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards. Good luck to all nominees.


It’s been an exciting and inspirational few days at Denfair. This year MAP released their new product range to the public including, the Plane Table, Lean Storage & Split Table collections. They were also fortunate enough to launch their new branding, staying true to their design principles of simplicity, honesty and most importantly identity. The most rewarding part of the Denfair experience is meeting passionate people like yourself – the positive feedback received was greatly appreciated. For any interest or queries you may have please email MAP at For further information on MAP and their latest collection visit

Schiavello was extremely proud to be supporting a new initiative at Denfair titled Front/Centre, showcasing pieces from emerging designers in conjunction with local organisations nation wide. Congratulations to all the participants and thanks for everyone’s hard work in making this happen!

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This year DENFAIR is launching a new initiative titled Front/Centre. Proudly supported by Schiavello, five representing entities across Australia have been invited to present the best and latest craft and design in their region to collectively map a new frontier in Australian design while tapping into the commercial opportunities at the heart of DENFAIR. Participants of the new initiative include Craft ACT, Artisan – Centre for Queensland Craft & Design, JamFactory, Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT) and Workshopped in association with Australian Design Centre. Front/Centre will present these emerging designs at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 8-10 June.

Marketing & Design Director, Anton Schiavello said of the initiative;

“Authenticity, innovation and promoting the support and development of Australian product design has always been at the heart of Schiavello.  In the spirit of the company’s rich culture of supporting designers in Australia, Schiavello was excited to be apart of the Front/Centre story from the outset. “

Schiavello is excited to announce the newly completed 10,000sqm office for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) has been awarded the Green Building Council of Australia’s maximum 6 Star Green Star – Interiors v1 certified rating. Managed under our Design & Construct model, the project’s milestone is a first in its category for South Australia and the first in Australia to receive the rating within the first round of assessment.


We congratulate Warren Mahoney Sydney for their recent achievement in winning the Schiavello and Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Future Workplace People’s Choice Award for their entry “Anywhere Spaces”!

Their thoughtful piece represents the philosophical ethos of working in 2030: doing conventional work in unconventional spaces.

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.

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.


 The latest design by Mario Ruiz and Schiavello has featured in Indesign Live.
An article by David Congram discusses the war on talent and industry concerns surrounding commercial design, talent retention and agile working. Sharing insights behind the design, Ruiz discusses with Congram how Aire is designed with harmony and unity in mind to support people and talent attention.

Schiavello International is proud to have been a part of Singapore Indesign 2016. The event took place at the Schiavello showroom in Singapore and was host to an array of students, designers and industry leaders, all sharing a common interest; great design.

On show for all were three of Schiavello’s latest products, Vertical Garden, Karo Ottomans and Focus, a collection of curated booths.  Guests were treated to a smorgasbord of toasted panini’s and delicious coffee, provided and prepared by ultra hip café, Punch.

An impressive crowd gathered for the cubes indesignlivesg Design Conversation: The Collaborative Future of the Workplace, featuring panellists Philip Hannaford (Realys), Nick McMicking (Bene), Rhian Windridge (CBRE @ Google Account,) and moderator, Neil Salton (ChangeWorq).

A visual demonstration by Bene’s Nick McMicking and Juergen Loeschenkohl of their latest technological sensation, the interactive Ideal Wall, concluded the presentations for the day but guests and staff kicked on well into the evening! A great day to say the least.

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