Our clients, Co Spaces & IEDM, have developed this building over time, resurrecting it from oblivion some years ago. The building has been slowly morphed into a 21st century multi-purpose facility with state of the art technology throughout.
Over the past few years, Renowned has been fortunate enough to be involved with a couple of turnkey fit outs. As a smaller company, our ability to flex and work with groups such as the guys from Co-Spaces & IEDM makes us quite unique. We all worked together and learned from each other. We collectively designed furniture to suit each space – from the co sharing floors occupied by the guys from the V8 Supercar group to individual desks to boardrooms and directors offices.
As the building appeared in the 1980’s before restoration.
The earliest picture we can find of the building in its former glory as the original Southport ambulance station. Circa 1920’s.
This is the building today, now restored and repurposed. It now houses coffee shops, shared office spaces, meeting rooms and the latest use, as well as a place for private intimate music meets.
Inside the new shell with some of the shared office spaces all furnished by Renowned Furniture.
I recently attended a function where famous Aussie rocker, Russell Morris, played for a crowd of just 40 people! Meeting the 70’s/80’s 90’s and today’s legend was a real treat, feet on the ground and still pumping out new stuff.
Here is Russell doing his stuff! The building was a perfect venue for this inaugural event. I hope to be invited to more of those!!
Here’s what is created when you let the designers spread their wings…
Endula Macassa hard laminate framed in stainless steel bar with a solid American oak timber edge all laid up on a 50 mm thick substrate. It’s a 5 meter long X 1.5 meter wide board room table with in-built power & data points. Very striking…
Mary & Peter could not find a couch or suite suitable for their very small space where they run a portrait photography studio. The ottoman idea that we proffered was a big hit because of its flexibility and modular nature. These are commercial grade ottomans that will last for many years. Some companies actually have their corporate logos and names embroidered on them as well.
We failed to get some before shots of Bridget’s chair & table but let’s just say, you can imagine what they were like. Springs coming through old torn fabric, split and peeling timber and polish etc…
have authentic antique certification stamps on them that date back more than 40 years so they’re approaching their 1.5th century…The table is very unique with amazing grain patterns. Even all the boys here have commented on the tables’ unique qualities after all they’ve seen over the past 50 years…
We deliver these 2 beauties early next week so we trust our client will be as impressed as we were.
Natalie was over the moon with her purchase of the ‘woodpecker’ range of shelving that she found on our website showroom. Natalie runs a psychology practice in Brisbane and was very particular about the type of décor. She worked with one of our craftsmen and had the range of shelves altered to suit her requirements. At the time, we were a little concerned that the alterations may be out of scale but we feel that Natalie’s vision was spot on.
The timber for the shelves was locally grown Maple (right here in a neighbouring suburb called Salisbury) back in the 1980’s.
They were felled to make way for a housing estate and Renowned Furniture, a local furniture making identity were approached to see if they were interested in saving any of the timber, so here we are now turning it into fine furniture 35 years later .
Now the range takes pride of place in Natalie’s new rooms and is both stunning with a look of strength and form but also very useful and practical.
In Natalie’s words: “ Thanks for the beautiful shelves. I love them.”
Natalie was also happy for us to link the story to her FB page Bulimba Psychology and said that she intended mentioning us on her page as well.
You might remember Chris purchased The Stack and The Twins… Well Chris is now a regular visitor to our website and in his own words: “Haha oh dear I can see between you and my tailor I will be well appointed but penniless.” And “I am glad the sale went well for you guys. As a customer I struggle with the dilemma of keeping you a hidden gem to keep the best for myself or spread the word so everyone can get awesome furniture. It’s always the latter I have to say. It’s good to see local business’ with a bit of individuality being successful in the highly homogenised world we live in.”
Well, Chris lined up for some custom made bedside tables to match his bed. He went back to the company that supplied him the bed some years ago and was not impressed by the options thay had so he sent us some pictures of the bed and we came up with these.
They’ve now been delivered and Chris is over the moon!
Ozzy came to us with a specific requirement for his wife’s bed. The couple, roughly in their late 80’s have developed very different sleeping habits
since being married over 65 years ago and Ozzy wanted his wife’s new bed to match his.
So we simply took pictures of the original bed and freehand carved a replica. Of course, this was not an inexpensive exercise using skills almost lost in today’s world but Renowned is still able to deliver this kind of detail when the need arises and there is some real pride in the craftsmen’s faces when they see the clients first reaction to their work. Rest well Ozzy!!