In Norse mythology the sons of Ivaldi are the master craftsmen who built Skidbladnir, the finest Viking ship ever, as well as Gungnir, the spear of Odin. Ivaldi Furniture was established by Karl Fiskerstrand in 2016 and named in honour of this legendary craftsmanship. Karl’s mission is to provide Novocastrians with top quality furniture, skillfully designed and crafted to last a lifetime.
For Karl, quality means not cutting corners. The materials for each item are carefully selected, then worked by dedicated craftsmen and women who have served apprenticeships in their chosen fields and take pride in their work.
“Cheap furniture is cheap because of what is taken out it, whereas quality is about everything that goes in,” Karl told intouch Magazine.
“At Ivaldi you can be sure that nothing has been taken out and the utmost care and attention have gone into every piece.
This commitment to traditional craftsmanship produces furniture that represents excellent value and is built to last. The results can be seen in the Griffiths Road showroom in Lambton, where the Ivaldi team will be happy to help you find the perfect addition to complete your home.
The furniture on display in the showroom cannot fail to inspire, from dining suites to shelving and occasional tables. The pieces are drawn from the best of Australian and Scandinavian brands, including Cityside, Tasmanian Timber, and Stressless.
In fact, it was owner Karl’s parents who brought the first Stressless recliner from Norway to Australia in 1973, and it is still going strong!
“I have literally grown up on Stressless furniture, and I am very proud to be able to introduce the exceptional comfort and quality of Stressless furniture with the people of Newcastle.”
For lovers of classic timber furniture, Ivaldi is a Tassie Timbers showroom stocking an exclusive range of Australian Made Tasmanian timber furniture.
“My relationship with Tassie Timbers spans more than 20 years. Having visited the workshop and seen the craftspeople in action, I have confidence in the quality of every item produced. I really enjoy working with my customers to convert design ideas into a classic, unique piece of furniture”.
As well as Stressless and Tasmanian Timber, Ivaldi carries the Cityside media range. “Cityside is an incredibly popular range, giving people access to the very latest in sleek, modern design at an affordable price,” said Karl.
The Cityside media range is an edgy and glamorous addition to the showroom, including entertainment units, coffee and occasional tables, wall hung storage and floating shelves.
Beyond the extensive range on display in the showroom, Ivaldi can source thousands more exclusive items because they are part of the Furniture One Co-op.
“Being part of the Furniture One group means that I can bring a much bigger range of products into the showroom with very competitive pricing that comes from our combined purchasing power,” said Karl.
When a more original piece is required, customers can work with the Ivaldi team to design something tailored to their unique taste and style. The team will ensure the piece that will fit seamlessly into the family and can be passed down through the generations. Whether you choose to buy a piece from an established brand, or a custom item, when you buy at Ivaldi you can always rely on continued service and care from the passionate team.
As a locally owned and operated business Ivaldi is invested in the community of Newcastle and the Greater Hunter, and strives to exceed the expectations of every individual customer. Add this to their constant focus on quality and value, alongside the latest designs, and we are sure Ivaldi will meet all your furnishing needs.
The Ivaldi team looks forward to welcoming you to the showroom and providing you with the highest quality furniture for your home.