When it comes to decking out your pad (bachelor or otherwise) with some new furniture, you could be a conformist and visit stores such as IKEA or AMart Furniture… But we here at DMARGE know you’re better than that.
We know you’re in need of the best furniture stores Melbourne has to offer. Whether it’s for outright coolness, durability or longevity, we implore you to seek out these independent designer furniture stores for all your essential needs.
Melbourne, being an incredibly cultured city, knows a thing or two about art and design, and it’s with that in mind that several designer furniture shops have opened their doors to sell you their interpretations of sofas, beds, chairs, coffee tables and all manner of other essentials.
If you’re someone who’s looking to redo their home, has moved into somewhere new or simply thinks their living room could do with one more piece, then you’ll want to check out this list of the best furniture stores in Melbourne.
In this Furniture Stores Melbourne story…
Jardan furniture is designed and manufactured in Victoria and sold in stores in each of the major Australian cities. Their Victoria-based store, then, could be considered the flagship, and it’s here you’ll find the company’s incredibly well-made, sustainable offerings. Furniture is made both from sustainable materials and put together by sustainable means and encompasses chairs, beds, desks, storage and outdoor pieces, alongside rugs, homewares and lighting.
Address: 522 Church Street, Richmond, 3121
Phone: 03 8581 4988
Fanuli Furniture is a family-owned company that first set up shop in Sydney in 1976 before opening its Melbourne store in 2015. Specialising in Italian designs, both as a distributor for third-party brands and as a maker of its own range, Fanuli can be called upon to deliver high-quality pieces to deck out your living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as any outdoor space you may have.
Address: 681 Chapel Street, South Yarra, 3141
Phone: 03 9826 8777
Cult is a must-visit store for a wide selection of designer furniture brands under one roof. Whether you’re in the market for something minimalist from Scandinavia, contemporary designs from Italy, or even something quintessentially Australian, you can find it all at Cult. Not only does the store act as a distributor for global brands, but it has its own brand: nau, responsible for an eclectic range of Australian-made and designed pieces.
Address: 680 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 3000
Phone: 03 9066 1177
Japanese furniture more up your street? You’ll want to head to Apato. The store specialises in stocking a broad range of Japanese brands, ticking off pieces including seating and tables, which, owing to their typical Japanese style, make heavy use of wood. Collections come from both world-renowned designers alongside up-and-coming talents, meaning you could potentially score yourself something that will prove to be utterly timeless.
Address: 421-423 Swan Street, Richmond, 3121
Phone: 03 9912 7250
With a mission statement promising to help customers “create beautiful spaces”, Curious Grace is just that, curious. The retailer stocks collections from designers from both Europe and Australia, with an emphasis being placed on contemporary pieces that will perfectly complement modern Australian homes.
All collections comprise entirely original designs, which predominantly cover the living room, dining room and bedroom. Expect high-quality fabrics, solid wood and some of the finest armchair designs around.
Address: 1 Parslow Street, Clifton Hill, 3068
Phone: 03 9481 3488
Pad Furniture brings together an impeccable range of European designers – including Rolf Benz, Bonaldo and Hulsta – alongside some of the finest offerings from Australia such as David Emery.
A visit to Pad’s showroom will not only have you leaving satisfied with the exemplary customer service, but you’ll likely want to take a van to load up with pieces you’ll inevitably end up buying.
Address: 630 Church Street, Cremorne, 3121
Phone: 03 9421 6655
Think of Huset as an upmarket alternative to IKEA. The furniture store specialises in handcrafted European pieces from an extensive range of well-known designers and presents it alongside its own range of Australian-made designs.
One of Huset’s biggest draws, however, is that whatever piece or pieces you want to buy, you’re highly likely to find them in stock, meaning you can say goodbye to long wait times.
Address: 236 Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham, 3192
Phone: 03 8609 1443
Living Edge is the leader in authentic and sustainable furniture and lighting from the most talented designers and iconic brands. It’s highly celebrated by the country’s finest architects, interior designers, design enthusiasts and those who have refined taste.
Here, you’ll find a wide selection of timeless designs to contemporary, distinctive furniture from world-class, forward-thinking luxury brands.
Address: 650 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 1300 132 154
James Said positions itself at the higher end of the luxury furniture scale, with its collections consisting of hand-selected pieces from some of the world’s top designers. The retailer founded its first store in Perth but has since expanded to Sydney and Melbourne (and closed the Perth store in the process), offering Australians on the east coast the chance to, in their words, “Create beautiful” in the home.
Address: 926-930 High Street, Armadale, 3143
Phone: 1800 077 704
Great Dane was founded in 2002 and started out with owner Anton Assaad selling secondhand vintage Danish furniture to the Australian public. Anton found quick success, so much so that he was able to proposition retired furniture maker Arne Vodder with reviving some of his old works. Arne agreed and Great Dane grew exponentially. Anton has since worked with other famed designers such as Kai Kristiansen and Mads Johansen, to continue to offer a high-quality range of Scandinavian-style pieces.
Address: 175 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Phone: 03 9417 5599
Space is a world-leading contemporary furniture store that launched its first showroom in Sydney in 1993, setting up the gold standard for design retailing in Australia. The company has also become South-East Asia’s largest and most progressive retailer of contemporary design. This luxury furniture brand is known for its modern pieces supplied by local and international designers that will help you cultivate your signature aesthetic. Check out their range as they have a massive selection of authentic, quality tables, chairs, stools, benches and much more!
Address: 629 Church St, Richmond, 3121
Phone: 03 9426 3000
Poliform represents Italy’s most luxurious furniture brands, including Arflex and Bocci. Poliform Australia began in Sydney during the mid-nineties and has since opened stores in Melbourne and operates from Space Furniture showrooms in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This brand’s collection is synonymous with beauty, harmony and elegance, as its impressive furniture continuously fuses excellent design and innovative craftsmanship, working with wood that captures the true style of the Brianza region in Italy.
Address: 650 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 03 8420 0800