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.

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.

’Tis the season of giving! Spread and share the joy of Christmas in your workplace or your office by decorating your work desk according to the theme – Christmas! The most creative entry will win the elegant Palomino chair designed by Ivan Woods.

The contest ends on Tuesday 23/12/14, midnight.

Click here for more information

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.


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.

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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.


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.

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.