40 and ready to share our story with you! It is a milestone year – OZ Design Furniture turns 40 and celebrations are in full swing.
We opened our doors in 1979, originally under the name of The Great Australian Design Company. The first store was located in Auburn, NSW followed closely by stores in St Leonards, NSW and Fyshwick, ACT. The owner of the St Leonards store Warwick Shedden eventually bought out the small store network, together with his brother Neil Shedden.
Brothers Warwick and Neil had seen the potential of the furniture industry and together grew the business until Warwick’s untimely death in 2001.
Neil took on the role of Managing Director and, together with OZ’s management team and store personnel, continued to run, and grow, the business. Today, trading as OZ Design Furniture, and led by long term Managing Director Michael Petricevic, the business operates 34 stores along the eastern seaboard of Australia along with a fast growing online store. We have expanded our market presence, with our first store in Adelaide – now open!
The second generation – four siblings, work in the business today 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, we remain focused on providing innovative furniture and homewares collections that follow world trends combining comfort with style.
Having a dedicated customer service team, we are here to assist you. With 40 fabulous years of industry experience, OZ Design Furniture are proud of the business we have become and look forward to continually providing inspiring collections that help Australians feel like ‘there is no place like home’!
OZ Design Furniture are honoured to have been named as a Top 200 Westpac Business of Tomorrow.
Business of Tomorrow is a highly regarded Westpac program designed to reward and recognise businesses with the drive to shape Australia’s future and share in the following strengths;
- A track record of delivery
- Clarity of purpose and vision
- Outstanding value to customers
- Capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges
- Adaptability and resilience
- Contribute beyond your business – communities, industry or the economy
Michael Petricevic, Managing Director notes: ‘We are proud to be named as a Top 200 Business Westpac Business of Tomorrow, a prestigious award in the industry, which shows the organisations commitment to our customers to meet tomorrow’s challenges in a retail market that is ever changing and evolving. We are committed as a group to a bright and foreseeable future adapting with resilience to external factors. Thank you to all staff who in various roles, have helped to create the framework for our business and the acceptance of this award’
Western Sydney Business Awards
We are honoured to be selected as finalists in the Western Sydney business awards 2018 under the following business sectors :
- Excellence in Marketing
- Outstanding Young Employee
The awards recognise outstanding business leaders and organisations who are actively contributing to Western Sydney’s rapidly developing economy. Congratulations to all involved and thank you for the continued support.