There are a handful of Australian furniture design and manufacturing companies that show it is still possible to not only design locally but produce onshore as well. Jardan is one of the leading examples. The business has been designing and making furniture in Melbourne for more than 20 years. But it has really hit its stride since Nick Garnham become a director of the family run and owned business. Jardan focuses on custom-made furniture that reaches high environmental standards. Since 1997 the company has been endorsed with the Good Environmental Choice Australia label.
Which five words best describe you? Open, energetic, keen, creative, friendly.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Fell into the furniture industry and developed a passion for design and interiors.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Treat people well.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Being able to help create and sustain a furniture design and manufacturing business all made in Melbourne and selling to the world!
What’s been your best decision? Employ great people. Keep at it!
Who inspires you? Renee, my partner.
What are you passionate about? Life, my family, friends, work, surf, music.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Alan Watts
What dream do you still want to fulfil? To live overlooking the ocean. Travel for an extended trip with my family.
What are you reading? Rolling Stones: 50 years
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