Make | Space | Work is the simple new slogan for Workspace Commercial Furniture that perfectly encapsulates the design and manufacturing business as it enters its 107th year. The South Australian headquartered business has been at the forefront of furniture design and manufacturing nationally since its commencement as TH Brown Furniture in Adelaide in 1911.
During its long history the company has seen unparalleled change in furniture design, manufacturing methodology and of course end product. From beginnings in residential furniture, specialised furniture for wartime through to iconic mid-century pieces such as the Danish, Martelle and Swedish Bar Stools, Workspace has been keen to remain close to its manufacturing roots.
In more recent decades through expansion, acquisition and diversification the shift of product has been into the commercial furniture area, all the time ensuring a commitment to Australian design and manufacturing.
The Make | Space | Work branding forms part of Workspace’s continued evolution, ‘we wanted something that simply articulates the best of our business. Make representing our commitment to manufacturing, bespoke, craftsmanship and recognition of technology in manufacturing. Space highlighting that we offer product solutions for any and every commercial ‘space’ environment, and Work a reflection of the hard work the company is founded on and continued investment in apprenticeships and employment’.
Through a blend of partnerships with European, and Australian furniture designers, Workspace has a portfolio of ranges that offers a solution of all requirements. ‘It remains important to Workspace that we balance partnerships with internally developed product, whether that be bespoke solutions for a specific project, new range such as Asterisk, or rereleases of classics such as our Origins range’. Importantly product design, development and production must fall within the guidelines of our sustainability commitments to minimise our impact by avoidance, reduction and recycling.
In a busy marketplace, Workspace’s continued investment in end to end product and service provision, and commitment to quality, value, solutions and choice ensure they can make accessible great Australian design and manufacturing.