It’s a milestone year – OZ Design Furniture turn 40 and celebrations are in full swing! Established in 1979, by John Loch, the business was known as the Great Australian Design Company with its first store located in Auburn (Sydney), followed closely by stores in St Leonards in NSW and Fyshwick in the ACT.
The franchise owner of the St Leonards store Warwick Shedden eventually bought out the small store network from John Loch with his brother Neil. The pair went on to grow the chain to 25 franchise stores until Warwick’s untimely death in 2001 aged only 48.
Today, trading as OZ Design Furniture, the business operates 33 stores along the eastern seaboard of Australia.
The second generation – four siblings, now work in the business across various key roles, to continue their family’s vision and provide stylish furniture to fill living and dining rooms across Australia.
Australian owned and operated; OZ Design Furniture remain focused on providing innovative furniture and homewares collections that follow world trends and provide comfort always with style.
In honour of the late shareholder Warwick Shedden, a limited edition, Australian made and designed sofa has been manufactured to support the Australian industry and offer a simple yet timeless design for Australian homes.
With years of Industry experience and some employees who’ve clocked up over 20 years, OZ Design Furniture is proud of the business they are at age 40 and look forward to continually providing inspiring collections that help Australians feel like ‘there is no place like home’!