About Us

We are based in Australia.
We create & produce original designs.
We’re all about design.

Our Story

Established in 2007, DesignByThem was founded by industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. The company is run by designers who are dedicated to creating and producing unique products for design professionals and enthusiasts alike. The brand’s growing collection of furniture, accessories and lighting is characterised by its unique Australian perspective and timeless aesthetic instilled with personality.

Our goal is simple: Produce great work and inspire our customers with accessible, world-class design.

Our Team

Collaboration is key. The name DesignByThem is representative of not only the multiple designers that we represent but also the people that help us make it happen. We believe that collectively we can create great designs under one brand.

To produce great work, you need a great team who love what they do, enjoy working together, motivate each other, care for each other and are always striving for new challenges and improvements. This is our team and it is what allows us to compete in the global marketplace.

Our Service

We want to make the lives of our clients and customers more enjoyable and are always asking what can be done to improve their working lives. To achieve this, we work closely with our clients, providing them with all the tools and information they need as well as having designs and supply chains that allow for customisation. We know and understand that one size can’t fit all which is why we provide the option to tailor our products to suit aesthetic or functional requirements or create completely new designs according to a client’s needs.


Promoting Australian design is at the heart of our entire business, and is why we have focused on producing only Australian design.

Through our products, talks and events we hope to educate the general public and wider design community about the importance of product design and the talent that lies within Australia. DesignByThem is a member of the Design Institute of Australia. DesignByThem Co-Director, Nicholas Karlovasitis, is the DIA NSW Chair and is involved heavily in their events around Australia.

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Custom Design & Collaborations

We work closely with architects and interior designers to design and produce bespoke pieces allowing them to leverage our in house design knowledge, efficient product development processes and multinational manufacturing network to create truly unique pieces for their spaces.

Our production team, with their expert knowledge and manufacturing links, can assist you to create new or customised versions of our products.

Contact us to speak to one of our team about your project needs, to organise a visit to our Sydney showroom or to organise samples for review.