Felix Furniture is a dynamic, yet small Melbourne furniture business, established in 2014 by Antonia Morrongiello and Ian Anderson; a couple who were inspired to follow their passion after years of making furniture for themselves.
The ethos of this thriving small business is about good, honest design, using sustainably sourced materials to create a range of contemporary handcrafted, plywood furniture.
Since launching 3 years ago, Felix Furniture has quickly grown to be a respected Australian furniture brand, recognised for their unique designs, quality craftsmanship and refined industrial aesthetic.
This year they opened their second pop-up shop in Richmond and have now launched their latest furniture collection. The collection comprises a range of six new pieces for the home, including an Entertainment Unit, Buffet, Dining Chair, Coffee Table, Side Tables and Bench Seat. The duo drew inspiration for their new collection from various materials, finishes and textures.
‘I have always been a tactile person, it’s all about how it feels under hand’ Antonia says ‘Mixing materials and finishes allows us to draw out so many layers within the piece of furniture and develop a sense of depth.’
These designs are minimalist and clean. The couple has branched out with different pieces, introducing new angles and curves not previously seen in their body of work. ‘Our designs continue to evolve as we grow as a business’ Ian says.
The entire range is designed and made by the couple in their small workshop in Sunbury. ‘We really value the integrity of Australian designed and made products, so it is important to us to keep Felix local and source only from other small makers and suppliers in the community’ Antonia says.
The duo have a real hands on approach to their designs and the making process, each piece is carefully cross-checked by each other with attention to detail being the key.