It’s rare to come across a business that is passionate about modern-day designs, whilst also steeped in traditional, solid family values.
It’s a beautiful combination that produces truly beautiful furniture.
Introducing Picci Furniture by siblings Damian, Jacqueline and Danielle. The name alone is a hint of what to expect from this trio – ‘picci’ being an endearing Northern Italian dialect that means ‘kids’.
So what won us over instantly about Picci? Several things, in fact, but let’s start with the most impressive – the majority of their furniture is designed and made in Melbourne.
Damian and Jacqueline are both qualified Industrial Designers (Danielle keeps things in order in Accounts), and so concepts and styles actually begin – and end – at Picci.
They work with largely Australian hardwood timbers (Stringybark, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash, Blackwood) but on request they can source timbers such as American Oak, Walnut and Ash. Couches are made in Melbourne – wherever possible Picci will support immediately local business.
When we caught up with Damian he was designing a media cabinet and estimated about six weeks for it to be crafted and on the showroom floor. Although Damian’s personal preference is to create bold, solid structures using straight lines and right angles, ultimately Picci is open to tailor-making client furniture provided it sits within the business’ overall look and feel.
Pieces are inspired by a combination of influences – feedback and thoughts from clients, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan’s annual big furniture trade fair) and everyday living by the sibling designers.
The result – confident, sophisticated, seamless furniture. These ‘picci’ know how to make homes look great.
Update: In 2015 the Picci business moved, and is now available through Image Furniture, another branch of the family business.