VALE: Graeme Cock – Australian Furniture Industry Master

The Australian Furniture Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Graeme Cock, Founder and Director of Module International, inaugural CEO of the Furniture Industry Association (Vic/Tas) and inaugural Chair of the Australian Furniture Association’s...

Lazarus Legal

Lazarus Legal We’re a diverse group of individuals made up of legal experts and commercial advisors with varied backgrounds and stories to tell. We strive on providing one-to-one service so that you feel like we’re working with you, and not for you. We’re here to...

Commercial Furniture Makers Australia

Commercial Furniture Makers Australia began in 1993 with the vision to combine the authenticity of classic craftsmanship with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. In the decades since, the company is still guided by a genuine commitment to custom...

Corrective Services Industries

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Corrective Services Industries (CSI) employs around 6,000 people in custody, operates 14 business divisions over 120 commercial business units and 60+ services industries across 29 correctional centres. We manufacture and provide a diverse range...

Paragon Insurance Broking

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Paragon Insurance Broking is a commercial insurance brokerage specialising in cost effective risk management solutions to Australian businesses and commercial landlords. Young, dynamic and ever-evolving, we service a broad range of industries;...

Porta

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION An Australian-owned and locally operated company, Porta have a rich history spanning over 90+ years proudly manufacturing and distributing a broad range of timber products using various local and imported certified timber species. We take pride in...

Porridge and Oak

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Porridge and Oak is a design-led furniture manufacturer based in Brisbane, specialising in custom pieces that blend beauty and functionality to elevate any space. Central to our ethos are collaborative design and quality craftsmanship—principles...

‘Sink or Swim’ Message to Plywood Producers

Global plywood producers can no longer rely on the construction market to survive and must upgrade production facilities to diversify into the “niche” flooring, high-density fibreboard and panelling markets. Furniture products are also high on the agenda for new...

AFA CEO Offers Insight

The Australian Furniture Association CEO, Patrizia Torelli, is moving into her 11th year at the helm of the AFA and is offering three personalised complimentary consultations to other not-for-profit organisations interested in understanding and managing the challenges...

Ajuria Lawyers

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Ajuria Lawyers – Leaders in Immigration Ajuria Lawyers is a leader in the complex and ever-changing area of corporate immigration. Immigration law is all we do. It has been our focus for decades and we are proud of the professional way we do it....

House Of Orange

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION House of Orange is an Australian furniture brand that is, and always will be inherently Dutch European furniture. Made to order in Australia. ABOUT US House of Orange conceives and makes Dutch design furniture that is accessible, functional and...

Furnware

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Furnware strives to design and build innovative, beautiful, functional furniture that supports the way children learn in rapidly evolving learning environments. Cross-collaborative research, engineering, and design teams enable us to offer a...

Australian Government Sitting on $355 million

The Australian Furniture Association AFA is disappointed to learn that the federal welfare department has paid more than half of the total amount of money spent on office furniture across all government agencies. Services Australia’s office furniture...

Planex

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION We provide premium quality steel storage solutions for activity-based spaces across commercial, education, sports, hospitality and residential markets. Designed and made in Melbourne, our award-winning, customisable range is available in 300+...

Koskela

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION We are creators of sustainable Australian-made furniture solutions for communal and collaborative spaces. Koskela products can be found in leading workplaces, universities, schools and private homes around Australia. Our design capability and...

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This section is a “one-stop-shop” for AFA Members of all of the latest information about AFA Services and access to Government updates, Legal, Financial, Insurance and other professional services. We provide AFA members information on the following:    AFA...

READY, SET, GROW!

Further to our recent article related to the National Reconstruction Fund and how it could benefit Australian Furniture Association members, the AFA have identified further opportunities to support our members in growing their business in 2023 and beyond....

Manolo Bossi Design Studio

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Manolo Bossi Design Studio (MBDS) mainly deals with consultancy in the field of industrial design and product engineering. Numerous applied experiences have led the studio to deal with ceramic furnishing objects from the small scale with BOSA, to...