About Us

We're all about Australian Design.

Our Story

Established in 2007, DesignByThem was founded by industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. Based in Australia, the company is run by designers who are dedicated to creating and producing unique products for design professionals and enthusiasts alike. Our products are designed by Australian designers, developed in-house by the DesignByThem team and produced worldwide. The brand’s growing curated collection of furniture, accessories and lighting is characterised by its unique Australian perspective, timeless aesthetic and distinct playfulness.

DesignByThem products can be seen in offices, universities, restaurants, hotels, libraries and airports worldwide with pieces supplied for establishments such as Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Sydney Opera House, Auckland Airport, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.

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.


At DesignByThem we embed sustainable initiatives into our design process and are committed to reducing the impact of our products on the environment and society. We aim to do this in meaningful ways through comprehensive product life cycle thinking that validates our assumptions and are constantly seeking to improve our environmental initiatives — See our full Environmental Statement here

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.

Who We've Supplied

At DesignByThem, we strive to deliver premium Australian Design with great service.
You can see our products all over the world. Here are just some of the offices and commercial spaces we've supplied.

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Exhibitions, Education & Talks

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 (Australian and International) we hope to educate the general public and wider design community about the importance of product design and the talent that lies within Australia. Co-founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis are active advocates for Australian design, both frequently participating in panel talks and events involving design. Co-Director Nicholas Karlovasitis is a Design Institute of Australia Fellow and former NSW Chair and is involved in DIA strategies and events around Australia. Sarah is a regular speaker on Design and Creative Business and a previous judge of the Good Design Awards.

Below: Milan Design Week 2019 - DesignByThem Solo Exhibition in Isola

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