In 2016, lahznimmo architects were engaged by Roads and Maritime Services to help with the redevelopment of the deteriorated Elizabeth Bay Marina in Sydney. Their design approach was to work with the palette of materials and forms associated with the site and traditional working maritime facilities.
Harbour 1976 was approached to provide an outdoor setting which reflected a modern design aesthetic and used materials designed to withstand the harsh coastal climate, including sustainably harvested plantation teak, Sunbrella fabric and powder-coated aluminium.
Harbour’s Piano collection and Byron Arm Chairs were selected to transform the Marina into an enticing, vibrant entertaining area which is functional, modern and durable for years to come.
The Elephante Rooftop Beach House is an alfresco, Mediterranean-style lounge and restaurant with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
The open-air setting utilises natural materials such as natural wood, copper and stone furniture to add an organic feel to the setting. The decor is expertly tied together with the use of Harbour 1976 furniture, including the Pacific collection, which boasts sustainable and handcrafted materials, including natural A-Grade Indonesian Teak. The mix of different natural materials creates beautiful harmony between the beachy setting while keeping a chic and trendy feel.
The Elephante team have created a space where people can get away from the chaos and lounge for a peaceful moment, enjoying good food, drinks and views.
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Australians love entertaining outdoors, so as we approach the cooler months, why not spruce up your outdoor space to ensure alfresco living year round.
Our resident Sydney Showroom Manager, Patryc Lampasi shares his expertise and keen design eye on how homeowners can achieve the perfect outdoor retreat and seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living.
The nights are getting darker as daylight savings becomes a thing of the past. To make your space inviting and help beat the dreary days, integrate lighting that is both functional in design and practicality to transform your space.
Who doesn’t want to cosy up during winter? Create an intimate space for you and your loved ones with a stylish patio heater, fireplace or firepit.
Harbour 1976’s Marble Fire Table is two in one – a table and a firepit. The unique, stylish and durable table is fully equipped as it includes a stainless-steel fire pit burner and runs on an eco-friendly bioethanol fuel system.
Take it one step further and create a moody space with dark teak wood which creates texture and adds an inviting mood to your space.
To ensure you can protect your furniture as well as enjoy your time spent outside, make sure to purchase weatherproof furniture. This also ensures the longevity of your furniture, making it last throughout every season for years to come.
Harbour 1976’s collections are inspired and named after Australia’s coastal environments and designed to withstand its harsh climate. Using sustainably harvested plantation teak, sunbrella fabric and powder-coated aluminium, every product stands the test of time.
Harbour 1976 has partnered with renowned Australian landscape designer, Adam Robinson from Adam Robinson Design to showcase four different styles to suit your outdoor living space. Harbour’s high-end furniture, coupled with lush plants and accessories, set new trends for 2019, particularly when approaching seamless indoor and outdoor living.
“Transforming your outdoor space is all in the details. Combining materials such as Olephin rope, environmentally friendly plantation teak, organic curved edges and unexpected textures creates an interesting, versatile space. More and more, home-owners are selecting pieces from different collections to showcase their unique style and tastes.”
– Patryc Lampasi, Harbour 1976
“Whatever size your balcony or terrace, there is always potential to make the most of the space to extend your living and lifestyle outdoors. Choose a palette of plants that will suit the natural elements of your space and combine them with simple, modern-shaped pots. Then, choose your outdoor furniture setting to complement your indoor lounge so your balcony becomes an extension of your total living space.”
Since 1976, the Condos family has hand-crafted furniture in their Sydney workshop.
From humble beginnings, the original workshop established by Harriet and Jim Condos has grown to become an international lifestyle brand, now known as Harbour 1976.
Jim Condos, a blacksmith from Greece, raised his sons, Harrison and Nicholas on the intricate details of craftsmanship and minimalist design. It was this experience that led them to develop a passion for design and architecture and inspired them to create an export extension of their family business, Tecno Furniture.
“A love of craftsmanship and obsession with the finer details in a design is what was passed on from the moment we picked up the furniture tools. It is in our opinion, the reason why our designs stand out from the pack.” – Harrison and Nicholas Condos
Thus began Harbour 1976’s debut on the international stage – a modern, minimalist lifestyle brand steeped in a culture that inherently promotes the Australian way of life.
“Our hometown, Australia, plays an important role in our designs. We grew up with the beach at our doorstep and the ocean is a constant source of inspiration in our designs. We really believe in enjoying a space where the indoors and outdoors feel seamless and at one with your natural surroundings.” – Harrison and Nicholas Condos
After launching Harbour 1976 at the ICFF New York trade show in 2008, the Condos empire quickly expanded into international markets, with numerous retail locations including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Sydney. Harbour 1976 designs, manufactures and distributes their products, with two production factories in China and Indonesia. They employ a full design team to create all collections, as well as custom and private label designs for local and international clients.
Harbour 1976’s signature aesthetic is modern, minimalist and timeless furniture inspired by the Australian coastal lifestyle. Designs rely on simplicity and high-quality materials, including powder-coated aluminium, mildew resistant upholstery and eco-sustainable teak, incredibly durable to withstand the harsh Australian climate. Many pieces are also UV resistant.
“It’s the little things you wouldn’t necessarily notice, but are imperative to the piece, such as the particular way a table’s legs are welded, or the shape of a chair arm. It’s all the finer details that separate our furniture from the others and define them as high-quality, luxury outdoor furniture.” – Harrison and Nicholas Condos
Internationally, Harbour 1976 has a close relationship with Restoration Hardware, designing collections which take in consideration both the Harbour 1976 and Restoration Hardware client.
Coming to Australia soon, Harbour 1976 will soon launch its indoor collection which will follow the same design principles which have made its outdoor collection a success for over 40 years.
“Like many Australian pioneers in the creative field, we remain true to aesthetic of effortless sophistication.” – Harrison and Nicholas Condos
As one of Australia’s leading luxury furniture brands, Harbour 1976 exhibited at two of the world’s largest furniture exhibitions, the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) which ran from 12 – 15 March and the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) from 18 -21 March.
Harbour 1976 was one of the exclusive exhibitors at the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX), Indonesia’s most prestigious and one of Asia’s largest furniture exhibitions of 2019.
The theme for IFEX 2019 was Redefine. Inspire. Innovation. Harbour 1976 championed the theme, showcasing innovative furniture designs, inspirational settings and redefining the memories and emotional connection furniture can create with people and place.
“Recognised as a must-attend flagship event for the international furniture industry, IFEX is Indonesia’s stage to the world, bringing together a diverse range of the finest rattan, wood, outdoor furniture and unique décor products.”
– Patryc Lampasi, Harbour 1976
True to its reputation, CIFF brought leading international furniture brands together to discuss and exhibit current and future industry trends. This year, over 4,100 companies attended CIFF with many looking to Harbour 1976 for key insights into the direction of commercial and residential furniture design and insights.
Creating an Australian aura at CIFF, Harbour 1976 showcased a variety of furnishings and settings, all inspired by Australia’s harsh and stunning climates.