2018 Wrap Up


It is with great excitement and anticipation that we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, a safe and joyous Festive season and a healthy and happy New Year.

2019 is going to be a huge year for James Richardson Furniture. We are working with internationally renowned firm, Studio Ongarato on an exciting brand refresh that we can’t wait to share with you. There are new collaborations, product launches and events on the
horizon that you won’t want to miss!

Above all, we look forward to continuing to provide you with the very best products and service into the new year and beyond. We love what we do and what motivates us every day is being considered as a true partner by you.

To celebrate the incredible year that was, let’s take a look back at some of our highlights for 2018…



rD by Ross Didier Collection Launch 

We launched an exclusive collaboration with award-winning Australian designer-artist, Ross Didier. One of Australia’s most exciting and celebrated designers, the collection of elegant but accessible pieces are a natural fit for commercial, hospitality and workplace projects. Featuring two completely new ranges, Gunzel and Helm, both inspired by the modernist clarity of structure and industrial aesthetic. View the collection here.

Ishizuka Restaurant, Melbourne

We teamed up with renowned
architectural firm, Russell & George for the Japanese restaurant, Ishizuka. The superbly crafted interiors were truly recognised on a national platform this year by taking out ‘Best Restaurant Design’ at the Eat Drink Design Awards and IDEA awards. We were thrilled to supply the ‘Merano Chair’ by Ton which is strongly featured around the central dining area and the ‘Annette Chair’ by James Richardson Furniture.

Photography by Felix Forest



E’cco Bistro, Brisbane 

Iconic favourite in the Brisbane restaurant scene, E’cco has relocated to Newstead after a 22 year residency in the CBD. The 65-seat open plan restaurant is a multi-textured affair of marble, brick and Travertine and American Oak. We were proud to partner with design firm Twohill and James to supply the ‘Merano Armchair and Barstool and Leaf Dining Chairs by Ton and tables by Pedrali.

Photography by Ray Cash


Aura Village Retirement Living, Brisbane

We collaborated with O’Neill Architecture, supplying Miniforms’ Colony Armchairand Ton’s ‘Chair Moritz’ and ‘Armchair Moritz’ for Aura Village located on Kingsford Terrace in Corinda. Retirement living at its finest, the multi-level aged care facility features a beauty salon, wine cellar, cafe and library to accompany the one, two and three bedroom apartments. Can we move in now please?

Photography by Scott Burrows


Atira Student Living, Melbourne

Atira, one of Australia’s leading student accommodation provider’s, opened their 6th facility this year on La Trobe Street in Melbourne’s CBD. The spectacular design by award winning firm, Hayball, boasts 42 levels of state of the art, world class facilities. We were thrilled to continue our strong partnership with Atira to provide complete furniture solutions to the entire premises. Highlights include Ton‘s ‘Dowel and ‘Merano Lounge Armchairs, Pedrali‘s ‘Babila 2720 Chair and ‘Quadro Coffee Table
by Cizeta L’abbate.

Photography by Marcel Aucar

The city that we fell in love with all over again:

Cliche, we know, but Milan of course! We gather together every year at Salone Del Mobile, the international reference point for the furnishing and design industries. When we aren’t meeting with our incredible suppliers or attending some of the most exquisite expos we have ever experienced you can find us escaping to Villa Necchi Campiglio. Built in 1935 and designed by Piero Portluppi, the lavish architecture of this place will certainly keep you mesmerized. Our healthy obsession with Dimore Studio made sure our itinerary included a much needed retail fix at Larusmiani and fabulous meal at Ceserio 7. Lastly, a visit to the Laboratorio Paravicini studio blew our minds!

The restaurants that kept our inner foodie alive:

The spiced chickpea & spinach salad from Bar Lourinha in Melbourne – it sounds simple but it does not disappoint!  The Ricotta Gnocchi with broad beans and saffron from Osteria Ilaria – need we say more?
The Mooloolaba king prawns with chilli and lime coconut from E’cco Bistro in Brisbane – quintessentially Queensland!

What left us mind-blown:

The Loose Leaf installation at our rD by Ross Didier launch blew us away! Two trucks full of wattle were lovingly assembled and intricately placed throughout our furniture and the event space.

Books that changed our lives:

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – we know we’re a little late to the party but the hype is real! Every page in this book will have you captivated. The story follows four young men graduating from a prestigious New England University and establishing adult lives for themselves in New York City. We won’t give too much away, but be prepared for tears! The Courage To Be Disliked – following on from Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, this Japanese phenomenon shows you how to free yourself, change your life and achieve real inner happiness

Inspiring exhibitions we attended:

We fell down the rabbit hole and completely immersed ourselves into the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at ACMI. The interactive Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was genius!  We also witnessed our friends at Hecker Guthrie winning the esteemed National Gallery of Victoria’s Rigg Design Prize, paying homage to their exceptional talent.



James Richardson Furniture will be closing for the holiday season from
Friday 21st December 2018 to Monday 7th of January 2019.

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