To celebrate 50 years of creating, Schiavello Queensland hosted an intimate black tie dinner at the heritage listed Customs House beautifully nested in the heart of Brisbane. The lights of the iconic Story Bridge made for a picturesque backdrop as guests arrived for welcome drinks and canapés on the river’s edge. A jazz trio created the perfect atmosphere as guests entered the River room, once the Queen’s warehouse, for a 3 course dinner coupled with Schiavello’s Gioiello Estate wine. Thank you to all who attended and for being apart of a very special evening.

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Building on 50 years of commercial success, the Schiavello Group is reaffirming its reputation within the Australian property landscape, with the appointment of Christopher Schiavello as Director of its NSW Construction operation.

Christopher has a strong commercial background and an in-depth understanding of Schiavello and its markets, having spent the last 10 years working in the Victorian construction industry. As a key leader of strategy development within the business, he is well placed to drive Schiavello’s construction service into a new era.

Christopher’s new role will not only be to lead NSW operations and diversification from fit-out to construction but to strengthen Schiavello’s national service model. “This appointment allows Schiavello to offer national clients a far more customer-centric service, with a single point of accountability across multiple locations,” says Peter Schiavello, Managing Director.


Since our establishment in 1966, Schiavello has been committed to Australian design and manufacturing. To celebrate 50 years of creating, Schiavello Sydney hosted a party last week at the stylish Dolton House.

To celebrate 50 years of our history, we looked to the future and asked the design community to imagine what our work lives would be by 2030. The design criteria looked at the originality of the design, the forces of change and how technology will impact these spaces.

The winning design by Woods Bagot Perth focused on human needs, was responsive to constant change, recognised the importance of relationships and considered organic spaces within buildings. Raffaele Tigani, General Manager of Schiavello International, presented the $5,000 prize and trophy to Tenille Teakle, Janie Green, Soo Bhin Han and Emily Marsh Russel from Woods Bagot.

Over 350 guests enjoyed champagne and a selection of culinary delights. A roaming saxophone player set the scene while guests mingled and networked. A DJ had guests partying late into the night. It was a memorable evening and celebration of Australia’s design talent.

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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.

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The spectacular gardens of Lewin Terrace restaurant set the tone for Schiavello Singapore’s celebration of the company’s 50 year birthday. An intimate cocktail party saw designers, clients, family and employees come together to enjoy the delicious French inspired cuisine while listening to classic jazz. Vertical garden installations busting with green foliage and beautiful floral arrangements decorated the restaurant while reflecting the outdoor surroundings. Door prizes included vertical garden columns while one lucky individual won a trip to Melbourne for a tour of the Schiavello factory and tickets to the 2017 Melbourne Grand Prix. Thank you to all who attended and helped make the evening a night to remember.

On 17th November, Schiavello celebrated the company’s 50 Year Milestone in addition with the relaunch of the Canberra Showroom. Designers, project managers, clients and employees viewed our latest collections over a glass of Gioiello Estate wine. A taste of Italy was a highlight of the night with guests enjoying an aperitivo and traditional Italian desserts. Competition giveaways included the new Tango table, Karo ottoman, OTM table and Humanscale’s Horizon task light. Thank you to our clients, friends and employees in Canberra for making the night such a special evening!


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Schiavello Construction is growing, so we’re relocating our New South Wales office. You can visit us at our new digs from Friday 25 November.


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.


This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

To find out more about who we are and where we came from –  read our latest interview with Business Review Australia.

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Schiavello Overview in Business Review Australia