What started as an experiment has now become a passion.
After moving to Sydney in early 2010, getting a job didn’t seem too promising. So, with a few inspired words of support from friends, we reluctantly imported a 40ft container filled with furniture.
Not knowing what to expect, we took our chances. In September 2010, we arrived at a leading Trade Fair in Sydney with our sincere attempt at offering differentiated, quality, Industrial furniture to café & restaurant owners & Furniture retailers.
Like any (and every) new business, it takes a bit of luck, many sleepless nights, a lot of hard work, months and months of patience and a few kind individuals to get that first required break.
That break came in late 2011, when the promoters of a new age café situated in the warehouse district of Alexandria in Sydney, entrusted us to create a few customized Industrial pieces (Industrial Coffee Counters, Cast Iron Communal Tables, Outdoor Chairs, Display Trolleys and Carts) for their project.
We delivered. And that began the mark of our journey.
We decided to do things a bit differently.
Based out of a quiet & charming back street of Erskineville NSW, our trade showroom is in fact a Communal Work Space that hosts some of the most talented Individuals in the field of Sound Engineering, Graphic Design, Professional Photography, Interior Design, Artist’s and Web Design Specialist.
Our furniture is displayed in a real work environment, used and put to test everyday (and not just on display) by these Professionals & Individuals and their guest.
This helps us understand not only our product and its behaviour over a period of time and use, but also gives us an insight from customers on ways to improvise our furniture.
It has been a fulfilling journey so far.
From our first big commercial break with The Grounds of Alexandria to Locomotive (a beautiful, quaint café and diner in Darlinghurst, NSW), we have worked on various size projects and continue to contribute and be an integral part in supporting the Industrial Furniture Design revolution in Australia.
In 2014, Crank Furniture ventured to USA with its first Commercial Project, Meat District Co, Los Angeles.
We are also in the process of setting up a Trade Showroom and Warehouse in the Lower East Side, Manhattan to service our constantly growing list of clients in North America and Canada.
Our clients have trusted us to create beautiful furniture for their venues in U.K., Sweden, Netherland, France, Dubai and South Africa.
And as boundaries of our world grow smaller, our client list keeps expanding worldwide.
So, irrespective of size or location, if you like our work, give us an opportunity to be a part of your success story.