Melbourne designer sweeps furniture ‘Olympics’

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 11:07
A furniture designer from Melbourne’s northern suburbs has collected a record six gongs at the 2012 Australian Furniture of the Year Awards, including the title of ‘Best of the Best in Australia’.

Christian Cole Furniture designs and hand-makes solid timber furniture and architectural joinery using 100% recycled timber or timber sourced from sustainable commercial plantations.

The company was established 13 years ago by Christian and Fiona Cole in Coburg, in Melbourne’s north.

This year, the Awards judges were wowed by Arched Edge Tall Boy, unanimously naming it ‘the best of the best’ in Australian furniture.

The piece also took out the title of Best in Victoria/Tasmania and the 2012 Excellence in Manufacture Design. The company further amazed their industry by having their Curved Bedroom Suite pick up the national and state titles for Excellence in Bedroom Furniture.

“We were blown away by the number of awards and thrilled and humbled that our hard work and innovation has been recognised by our industry peers,” said Christian and Fiona Cole.

The couple are now looking forward to their trip to one of the world’s largest furniture trade shows, the Las Vegas Market Trade Show in the US, which they won for their outstanding performance in the Awards.

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