Harbour Highlight: Australian Design Review

As an Australian-born brand, we’re endlessly proud to be profiled in a recent issue of Australian Design Review — which honors our roots as a boutique family-owned business.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Harrison Condos, and Chief Creative Officer, Nicholas Condos, were apprenticed by their father Jim Condos – a blacksmith by trade – from an early age. And we continue to nurture that tradition, as ADR notes: “As Harbour expanded from its roots in Sydney to the US and Hong Kong, the family has always strived to support emerging talent – whether it be in a design role or in other aspects of the highly competitive furniture business.”

As designers, we go back again and again to the basics. “We grew up learning skills from our father who was determined to show us every technique from drilling to cutting, grinding and bending tubes, so naturally, we expect designers to appreciate this process and get involved in every step if they need to.”

As we’ve expanded around the world, we still rely on our Australian heritage as our compass. “Australian design is inspired by its surroundings. It may be minimalist, neutral or organic to reflect coastal alfresco living or bold, sharp and modern to suit a contemporary home.”

We’re part of a community of Australian designers that “stay true to their design beliefs and philosophies, yet always remain innovative.” We create simple designs that encompass local and global trends – “a necessity given that our lifestyle differs so much from the other side of the world!”

Read on for more design philosophy and inspiration.

Read the full interview in Australian Design Review.

Learn more about Harbour’s story.