Collection

Partridge Chair

$845.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

The Partridge Chair is the latest timber chair to be released by DesignByThem, and a welcome addition to the Partridge range of humble, well-made timber furniture. It references and complements the Partridge Stools and Tables.

* Trade prices available

Materials

FSC White Ash timber, powder coated aluminium brackets, galvanised steel backrest

* custom finishes available

Dimensions

450mm (W) x 479mm (D) x 862mm (H)

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Partridge Table - Rectangle

$4,990.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Partridge Tables are the latest addition to the Partridge Range, following the release of Partridge Stools in early 2013. This growing family of humble and well made timber furniture now includes Partridge Tables in a range of diameters and finishes.

The range focuses on clean joinery, balanced composition and aesthetic longevity. The solid White Ash timber tops and legs can be self assembled and use cast aluminium fixtures that sit neatly with the legs and underside of the table. Both tables are well planted with only a subtle radius to their flat feet.

* Trade prices available

Materials

White Ash or FSC certified timber, powder coated aluminum brackets, natural polywax finish.

* Custom finishes available on request

Dimensions

1200mm (W) x 1000mm (D) 720mm (H)  

* Custom sizes available on request

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Nuptial Pendant

$1,850.00 AUD

Designed by Trent Jansen

The Nuptial Pendant's quality materials and timeless design are intended to initiate a long-term relationship, as referenced by the seemingly separate lightshades being joined as one. 

*Trade prices available

Materials

Organic cotton

Dimensions

835mm (W) x 417mm (D) x 488mm (H)

Photographer

Alex Kershaw

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Ribs Bench

$8,800.00 AUD

Designed by Stefan Lie

The Ribs Bench is made from using steam-bent hardwood. The product is flexible and able to move into various positions.

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Materials

Steam bent hardwood. Various timber options available.

Year

1999 

Dimensions

1500mm (W) x 744mm (D) x 350mm (H) 

Custom lengths available

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Fractal Dining Table

$980.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Retaining the functionality and playfulness of the original, the Fractal Dining Table addresses the need for versatile solutions for small urban living spaces and dynamic workplaces. 

The modular design can adapt to its surroundings ensuring the table is a long-lasting addition to the home or workplace. With its many configurations, the Fractal Dining Table can integrate seamlessly from a large meeting table to a hot desk, small dining table or side table. 

Its system of hidden magnets effortlessly aligns and holds each module into position, allowing it to be placed into many different configurations.

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** Price is per single Fractal

 

Materials

Steel legs, top embedded with magnets and available in plywood, veneer or laminate

Dimensions

Individual segments: 854mm (W) x 750mm (D) x 735mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Dial Hose Hanger

$195.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Dial Hose Hanger is a clean and playful garden hose hanger. Its fun oversized dial keeps the hose tidy whilst adding colour to the garden or courtyard.

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Materials

Powder coated zinc plated steel

Use

Suitable for outdoor use - waterproof
Two part self assembly
Conceals a 30 metre garden hose

Dimensions

Dial Ø 500mm x mount Ø 254mm x depth 110mm 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Dial Hangers

$38.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Dial Hangers can be mixed and matched in various colours, quantities, layouts and can be purchased with or without the extension hook. They are made from powder coated stainless steel so are ideal for wet areas or to hang things outdoors.

*Trade prices available

Materials

Powder coated aluminium & stainless steel.

Use

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Dimensions

With hook 64mm (W) x 31mm (D) x 100.5mm (H)

Without hook 64mm (W) x 31mm (D) x 64mm (H) ?

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Timber Tuck Stool

$580.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

DesignByThem introduces the Timber Tuck Stool. Featuring the geometric lines of the original Tuck Stool, the timber range integrates a natural element in the timber top. Suitable for outdoor use.

* Trade prices available

Materials

Zinc plated steel and FSC certified timber

* Custom timbers and finishes available

Dimensions

305mm (W) x 305mm (D) x 445mm (H)

Photographer

Pete Daly

Michael Wee

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Tuck Stool

$360.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Introducing Tuck Stool - a colourful range of stackable stools that utilise a playful fold pattern for strength and aesthetic lightness. Tuck stool is made from zinc plated steel, which is folded to form a single leg section. Four legs are then used to create a complete stool and are connected using the underside folds. It is these multiple folds that give the stool strength, simplicity, and aesthetic lightness.

Tuck stool is happy living indoors or out, comes in a range of colours, and can be customised for commercial projects.

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Materials

Zinc plated steel with a powder coat finish.

Dimensions

310mm (W) x 310mm (D) x 440mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Alfred Magazine Rack

$175.00 AUD

Designed by Seaton Mckeon

A true utility item, the Alfred magazine rack offers a convenient, yet stylish way to organise and store magazines or books. Its design is focused on lasting durability and functionality, with the central handle allowing for versatility in where it is displayed.

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Materials

Powder coated aluminium

Dimensions

212mm (W) x 174mm (D) x 228mm (H) (middle handle 369mm)

Photographer

Grant Harvey

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Stem Tree

$1,095.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Stem Tree is a simple and elegant coat stand that will compliment any interior. It can be easily assembled by the user and is designed to fit inside a standard mailing tube. Stem Tree is made from rock maple timber which is carefully crafted to achieve flawless joints.

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Materials

Rock maple timber - either stained or coated in a hard-wearing polyurethane finish.

Dimensions

550mm (W) x 395mm (D) x 1806mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

Nick Hughes

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Timber Tuck Table

$1,695.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

DesignByThem introduces the Timber Tuck Table. Featuring the geometric lines of the original Tuck Stool, the timber range integrates a natural element in the timber top. Suitable for outdoor use.

* Trade prices available

Materials

Zinc plated steel and FSC certified timber

* Custom timbers and finishes available

Dimensions

645mm (W) x 645mm (D) x 735mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

Michael Wee

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Dome Light

$2,150.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Dome Light references retrospective shapes and minimal lines, adding impact through its large proportions and contrasting ceiling cable. The ambient light is achieved through the product's rounded form and light-transmitting material.

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Materials

Acrylic

Dimensions

1140mm Ø x 570mm (H)

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Partridge Bar Stool

$550.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Partridge Stools are the first release of a growing family of humble and well made timber furniture. The range focuses on clean joinery, balanced composition and aesthetic longevity.

The solid White Ash timber seats and legs can be self assembled and use cast aluminium fixtures that sit neatly with the legs and underside of the seat. The Bar Stool has a single-piece steel footrest, fixed securely through each leg. Both stools are well planted with only a subtle radius to their flat feet.

*Trade prices available

Materials

FSC White Ash timber, powder coated aluminum brackets, steel leg brace and screws, natural polywax finish.

*custom finishes available

Dimensions

690mm (H) Seat Ø320mm

Photographer

Pete Daly

Peter Clarke

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Butter Chair

$695.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Butter Chair is created from 80% recycled content, derived almost entirely from post consumer recycled milk containers. The product comes in single and two colour options.

 

Minimum Order: 2 per colour

* Trade prices available 

** For two colour options please contact DesignByThem

Materials

80% recycled plastic - HDPE

Use

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use - UV stable and waterproof

Dimensions

445mm (W) x 498mm (D) x 806mm (H) x 458mm (seat height) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Partridge Bench

$550.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

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Partridge Dining Table

$1,650.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Partridge Tables are the latest addition to the Partridge Range, following the release of Partridge Stools in early 2013. This growing family of humble and well made timber furniture now includes the Partridge Coffee and Dining Table, both available in a range of diameters and finishes.

The range focuses on clean joinery, balanced composition and aesthetic longevity. The solid White Ash timber tops and legs can be self assembled and use cast aluminium fixtures that sit neatly with the legs and underside of the table. Both tables are well planted with only a subtle radius to their flat feet.

* Trade prices available

Materials

White Ash or FSC certified timber, powder coated aluminum brackets, natural polywax finish.

* custom finishes available on request

Dimensions

800mm (W) x 720mm (H) Table Top Ø800mm 

*custom sizes available on request

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Partridge Coffee Table

$1,150.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Partridge Tables are the latest addition to the Partridge Range, following the release of Partridge Stools in early 2013. This growing family of humble and well made timber furniture now includes the Partridge Coffee and Dining Table, both available in a range of diameters and finishes.

The range focuses on clean joinery, balanced composition and aesthetic longevity. The solid White Ash timber tops and legs can be self assembled and use cast aluminium fixtures that sit neatly with the legs and underside of the table. Both tables are well planted with only a subtle radius to their flat feet.

* Trade prices available

Materials

White Ash or FSC certified timber, powder coated aluminum brackets, natural polywax finish.
* Various finishes available on request

Dimensions

Table Top Ø 800mm x 440mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Butter Side Table

$595.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Butter Side Table is created from 80% recycled content, derived almost entirely from post consumer recycled milk containers. It is made from a single piece of material which when folded together can be hand assembled. 

The Butter Side Table is a versatile design that works well as an addition to any area of the home, office or garden. It compliments the Butter Seat and Butter Coffee Table.

 

Minimum Order: 2 per colour

* Trade prices available

Materials

80% recycled plastic - HDPE

Use 

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use - UV stable and waterproof

Dimensions

500mm (W) x 500mm (D) x 400mm (H) 

Photographer

Pete Daly

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Partridge Stool

$395.00 AUD

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Partridge Stools are the first release of a growing family of humble and well made timber furniture. The range focuses on clean joinery, balanced composition and aesthetic longevity.

The solid White Ash timber seats and legs can be self assembled and use cast aluminium fixtures that sit neatly with the legs and underside of the seat. The Bar Stool has a single-piece steel footrest, fixed securely through each leg. Both stools are well planted with only a subtle radius to their flat feet.

* Trade prices available

Materials

FSC White Ash timber, powder coated aluminum brackets, steel leg brace and screws, natural polywax finish.

* Custom finishes available

Dimensions

440mm (H) Seat Ø320mm

Photographer

Pete Daly

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In the Workshop


Meet the Designers

Sarah Gibson

Co-founder & Director

 

Sarah Gibson is the co-director of DesignByThem, an Australian furniture and accessories producer launched in 2007. Sarah is an industrial designer with a passion for business and Australian design. Together with fellow designer and co-director Nicholas Karlovasitis, she has designed a range of furniture, lighting and accessories as well as curated and developed the work of other fellow Australian designers from their Sydney showroom. DesignByThem has made traction in both in the commercial and consumer markets. Sarah regularly speaks on the topics of sustainability, design authenticity and design collaboration.

 

Sarah completed her bachelor of Industrial Design at University of Technology Sydney. During her studies Sarah completed a year overseas, studying design at the Fachhochschule Hannover in Germany. Whilst living in Germany Sarah worked as a designer in Cologne, as well as a journalist and photographer for Designweek. After graduating, Sarah began working in the commercial furniture industry until deciding to form DesignByThem.

Nick Karlovasitis

Co-founder & Director

 

Nicholas Karlovasitis is an Industrial Design graduate and DIA NSW council member. He is a co-founder of the Australian furniture and homewares brand DesignByThem where he has been busy designing products, collaborating with designers and curating the collection along with co founder and designer Sarah Gibson. Nicholas strongly believes in education, collaboration and sustainability, and is a frequent speaker at Universities and design events around Australia. His passion for good design has led him to create a design focused platform where Australian designers can showcase their work in Australia and abroad. 


Nicholas graduated with first class honours in industrial design from the University of Technology Sydney. Having worked for several years in a design consultancy, Nicholas began lecturing in graphic design and tutoring in ecodesign. at UTS. He has received several awards for his furniture which is now available from the DesignByThem collection. 

Stefan Lie

Stefan Lie was born in Sydney, Australia in 1968. Soon after, his family moved to Zurich, Switzerland where Lie was educated. In 1988 Lie undertook an apprenticeship in toolmaking, immersing him in the Swiss tradition of delivering design excellence in a pragmatic marketplace.

Lie left Switzerland in 1992 to travel extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. Returning to Australia in 1994, Lie undertook a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). UTS is unique among global design schools: it draws on the design traditions of Europe and the United States while also engaging with the needs of Asian manufacturers.

In 1995 Lie received the Tetra Pak Design Prize, which recognises outstanding ability in a first year design student. Ribs - a sinuous moulded wood bench resting on a linked aluminium 'spine' - was launched in 1998. Lie subsequently received the Most Outstanding Graduate award from judges of the 'This Way Up' competition organised by the Centre of Contemporary Craft in Sydney (now known as Object, Australian

Centre for Craft and Design). With his degree completed in 1998, Lie took Ribs into production, and it was launched by leading Australian furniture retailer dedece.

In 1998 Lie was recruited to teach furniture design in UTS's faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and later to manage its Industrial Design Workshop.

Ribs was then purchased by Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and included in its permanent collection of Decorative Arts and Design. In 1999 Lie was nominated for Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art Seppelt Award, which recognises the most innovative contemporary designers and artists working in Australia and New Zealand.

While continuing to work in academia, Lie produced a range of furniture pieces. In 2002 the Swell Lounge, the Strip Screen and the Thong Stool were launched in dedece's Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.

In 2003 Lie was invited to participate in 'workshopped', an annual design event and exhibition showcasing emerging Australian designers during Sydney Design Week Lie produced a variation of the Strip Screen as a large-scale installation, which was mounted in Sydney's pre-eminent retail space, the Strand Arcade.

In 2004 Lie's work was featured in 'Sydney Style', an exhibition of work undertaken by leading local designers and craft practitioners. The Pila Seat, the Strip Screen and a limited edition of Ribs in polished aluminium were shown in the Sydney Opera House's Exhibition Hall. In 2005, Lie launched a jewellery range which he continues to expand.

2005 saw Lie develop the Genie Tea Pot. Classic Lie, the Genie Tea Pot presents a fresh, intuitive take on a common domestic object. Using slip-cast porcelain, Lie has produced an elegant, curving form with a push-down lid. The Genie Tea Pot was a finalist in the 2005 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award. It will go into production shortly.

In 2006, Lie featured in a major exhibition curated by the Object gallery to showcase contemporary Australian design. The show - 'Freestyle - New Australian design for living' - toured throughout Australia, followed by London and Milan. Lie's work appears is the book (published by Thames and Hudson) anthologising the 'Freestyle' show.

In 2006 Lie was commissioned by the Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre in Japan to participate in the Rendez-vous project. Lie - already bilingual - thrived working in Japan. Provided with a brief to design furniture, home-ware and footwear, Lie will launch the Origami Slipper, ladies' leather sandals, the Koushi Floor Lamp and the Fukidashi Tea Box Set at the 2007 Tokyo International Gift Show in Japan.

Lie has the ability to work with the full range of manufacturing techniques to deliver cost-effective design, which these products showcase. The Fukidashi Tea Box Set is made from paper and wood, echoing the traditional techniques used to make Japanese shoji screens. At the other end of the spectrum, Lie's Strip Screen - made from inexpensive pre-cut plastic strips - is currently being considered for production by Cappellini, the renowned Italian furniture manufacturer.

2007 will also see Lie exhibit the Origami Slipper, ladies' leather sandals and the Fukidashi Tea Box Set at the Shizuoka Contents Valley Design Festival, which showcases the work local and international designers collaborating with Japanese manufacturers.

Lie's links with Japanese manufacturers continue to grow. Currently, the Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre is looking at producing an aluminium version of 'Ribs'. In recognition of his success collaborating with international manufacturers, Lie now conducts a master-class in furniture design for international post-graduate students at UTS.


Products by Stefan

Tommy Cehak

Tommy studied design at Sydney's College of Fine Arts. Tommy is now an internationally awarded advertising creative. Tommy, ever-passionate about design, jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with Design by Them on TomTom. Tommy finds writing autobiographies for websites awkward.

Seaton Mckeon

Seaton began his career as a freelancer at Bluesky Design Group after completing his degree in Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales in 2011. Throughout his short but accomplished career, he has developed concepts for companies such as Electrolux and Nescafé and was featured in the WORKSHOPPED13 exhibition at Sydney's PowerhouseMuseum.

Products by Seaton

Trent Jansen

Originally from a small town on the South East coast of Australia, Trent moved to Sydney to study at the College of Fine Arts, graduating in 2004. He has since opened his own studio which focuses on creating honest and poetic sustainable design. Trent aims to minimise waste through developing pieces that maintain a lasting relationship with the user.

Products by Trent

Tom Fereday

Tom Fereday develops products based on the principle of honest design, conveying a design process which celebrates the materials and manufacturing processes behind furniture and products to design from the inside out. By using the materials and environment as a positive design constraint we guide intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes which connect with people through natural materials, tactile finishes and unique design. We strive to create enduring designs which are meaningful to people and their environment. 

Jon Goulder

Internationally acclaimed Designer Jon Goulder founded his studio in 1996 after graduating from Canberra School of Art. Jon grew up surrounded by furniture, both in his family factory and at home. In 1992 he completed and apprenticeship in upholstery and furniture making to become a fourth generation craftsperson. Since then Jon has worked hard to design a body of work which grounds him as a stand-out Australian designer.


His work has featured in a number of major exhibitions and publications around the world. Jon was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award. Jon’s work is held in permanent collections by many State and National Museums and Art Galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, the Power House Museum Sydney and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Working alongside Jon’s design practice is his work with individual designers and organisations. Jon recently moved to Adelaide to become The Creative Director, Furniture at the Jam Factory, He interest lays in developing financially sustainable working models for art / craft and design practitioners in Australia.


Jon’s commercial designs have held market presence for over fifteen years and are represented in many national and international private and commercial collections. He currently has over 20 designs in production under licence, continues to develop One Off / Limited Edition work and is involved in delivering both large and small scale commission projects. Jon has several international clients who work with him in different capacities including exhibitions, private commissions, design led artistic expression and design for royalty / license based agreements with manufacturers. Jon is currently working on his third major solo exhibition to tour in 2016 / 2017.