Perth 1950's

1958

Perth 1950's

Decor Design Centre is established as an agency business, distributing Australian made furniture and lighting to the Western Australian market.

The product suite includes a number of lighting and furniture pieces that are designed in-house.

Perth is a bustling metropolis, experiencing strong economic growth amidst a post-war building boom.

Silk Lampshade

1962

Silk Lampshade

Decor Design Centre begins to manufacture light fittings in Western Australia, employing a London-trained craftsman and creating bespoke lampshades from our own line of imported silk.

We also begin to import unique objects from around the world to complement our local offering.

237 St Georges Terrace

1967

237 St Georges Terrace

Decor Design Centre is located at 237 St George’s Terrace (St George’s House, designed by renowned architect, John Talbot Hobbs).

The business occupies 7 rooms within the building as well as utilising two garages for storage.

The building would later become the Terrace Hotel.

Danish Deluxe

1968

Danish Deluxe

Decor Design Centre takes on the local agency for instantly recognisable Australian brands Chiswell and Danish Deluxe. This is complemented by an exclusive range of jarrah furniture, designed and manufactured by iconic WA company, Catt Furniture.

Whilst these legendary brands did not survive as manufacturers, their furniture attracts a cult following to this day.

1969

1969

Global lighting brands such as Louis Poulsen, Concord and Fog & Morup come to Decor Design Centre, showcasing an international offering to the local market.

Decor Design Centre's reputation as a destination for extraordinary products for interiors continues to grow.

346 William St

1969

346 William St

Decor Design Centre sets out to create a new home, enlisting young local architect, Murray Slavin as one of his first architectural commissions.

The building will bring all of Decor Design Centre's showroom, office and warehouse operations under one roof.

This is the hand-drawn render of the building from 1969.

Kosta Boda

1970

Kosta Boda

The giftware division continues to evolve, with a new focus on hand blown art glass.

Decor Design Centre brings Kosta Boda glassware to Western Australia for the first time.

The launch party that was lit by 1000 tealights at the William Street showroom and kicked on until 4am is still talked about to this day.

DDC

1971

DDC

Decor Design Centre moves into its new, purpose-built premises which will be our home for more than 45 years.

With sliding doors to the carpark, each sales representative has easy access from their vehicle to their office and the showroom, facilitating the fast-paced sales style that characterises the 70's and 80's.

Ingmar Relling Siesta Chair

1973

Ingmar Relling Siesta Chair

Decor Design Centre becomes the home of the iconic Siesta Chair, designed by Ingmar Relling for Wesnofa.

Always seeking great design to share with the local industry, Decor Design Centre remains a destination for products that will stand the test of time.

Studio K

1974

Studio K

Decor Design Centre expands the lighting division, which includes international brands such as Concord - the first manufacturer of track lighting in Europe.

The Australian industrial design icon, the Studio K by Bill Iggulden for Planet Lighting is a cornerstone of the residential lighting division.

1975

1975

Decor Design Centre partners with a Melbourne-based company to import high end German textiles to Australia for the residential and contract market.

This marks our first official foray into the textile market and by the 1980's, J Fisher Fabrics is a go-to product for designers and makers across Australia.

Howe Leather

1976

Howe Leather

Decor Design Centre is appointed as the agent for Howe Leather, beginning our association with upholstery leather that remains as strong as ever.

The Melbourne-based tannery had been around since the 1800's and was firmly focused on the residential upholstery market. Decor Design Centre grows the WA business to be one of Howe's most successful markets globally.

Our representation ended with the company's sale in the 1990's, but leather remains an intrinsic part of our DNA.

1977

Moving on from the days of the telex machine, Decor Design Centre becomes one of the first companies in the furniture and design industry to computerise our accounting, stock and ordering systems.

Clients come to the showroom and bring their families to watch invoices being processed and printed on a dot matrix printer.

Art Gallery WA

1979

Art Gallery WA

Decor Design Centre secures the contract to supply all of the lighting fixtures for the newly constructed Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The complex array of downlighting, tracks and gallery spot lighting is a cutting edge addition to this world class exhibition space.

Furniture Fair

1980’s

Furniture Fair

Decor Design Centre is a major exhibitor at the Perth Furniture Fair at Claremont Showgrounds, showcasing our broad selection of products over more than 200sqm of exhibition space.

Decor Design Centre is an active member of the Industry Association and organising committee for more than 20 years, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to growing the success of the industry beyond just our business.

1985

1985

Decor Design Centre begins an association with hand woven artisan rugs that endures to this day.

Featuring a collection of contemporary rugs from Portugal and Italy, the unique offering showcases exclusive designer product to the Australian market.

Lombardo's

1987

Lombardo's

The defence of the America’s Cup brings a wave of new business opportunity to WA.

Some of our feature projects around this time include The Merlin hotel, Lombardo’s, The Parmelia Hilton, Burswood Casino and many other iconic WA buildings of the 80’s.

1994

Textiles

Decor Design Centre closes the lighting division, having supplied over one million fixtures to the market over 25 years.

New horizons are opening in the world of leather and textiles. A new agency division is opened, representing exclusive global textile brands in the WA market.

Vera Pelle

1995

Vera Pelle

Decor Design Centre begins to import Italian upholstery leather directly to Australia, becoming one of the first Australian companies to offer genuine Italian leather to the local industry.

Fiercely committed to Australian manufacturing and operating under the brand Vera Pelle (Real Leather), the division is still going strong after more than 25 years and is home to some of Australia's best loved leathers.

Rino Mastrotto

1998

Rino Mastrotto

Decor Design Centre partners with the global tanning giant, Rino Mastrotto Group to form Rino Mastrotto Australia. Steeped in centuries' old Italian tanning tradition, the company synonymous with supply to the likes of Poltrona Frau and Ferrari presents a unique range of leathers to the Australian market.

Colours, textures and finish are all geared towards the local market and Australian manufacturers are supported with a significant commitment to locally stocked leather.

Antoine d'Albiousse

2002

Antoine d'Albiousse

Boyac finds a home in WA at Decor Design Centre. The unmistakably European flavour of their collections is a great fit for our strong international heritage.

After more than 20 years, this partnership remains a cornerstone of our textile division.

rim fabrics

2002

rim fabrics

Decor Design Centre is appointed as agents for Rim Fabrics, now part of Innova International. Their innovative screen textiles are a welcome addition and provide a significant entrée to the commercial furniture market.

Today there are thousands of workers in WA sitting at workstations featuring Rim Fabrics' screen textiles.

Hide

2004

Hide

Decor Design Centre supplies over half a million square metres of leather in the calendar year. Our leather is the leather of choice for what will be the last of the Australian large scale furniture manufacturing sector.

The bulk manufacturing business moves offshore in the early 00’s and our focus shifts to supplying boutique Australian manufacturers and designers.

The underlying philosophy has never changed: outstanding product and value to support the local manufacturing and design industry.

Radford

2007

Radford

Radford Furnishings appoints Decor Design Centre as its WA agent, bringing instantly recognisable brands including Designers Guild and Cole and Son to share in the DDC experience.

Today this story lives on through the IconRadford brand, with a diverse collection of exquisite textiles, wallcoverings, cushions and accessories distributed to the Australian market.

Riley Street

2009

Riley Street

Decor Design Centre opens a studio showroom in the heart of Surry Hills, NSW to focus on growing our leather division.

We make an immediate impact in the industry with a niche focus on hospitality and bespoke project work.

Terrace

2012

Terrace

Decor Design Centre supplies more than 200 rolls of wallpaper for the Terrace Hotel… a heritage restoration and new build on the site of Decor Design Centre’s original 1960's offices.

2014

2014

Decor Design Centre is named “Supplier of the Year” at the Australian Furniture of the Year Awards, recognising our support for Australian manufacturing and commitment to service excellence.

Hume

2015

Hume

Decor Design Centre is appointed WA agent for Hume Internationale, a leading supplier of wallcoverings and interior products. Hume's unique product mix fits perfectly with DDC's diverse array of clients and projects.

William St

2017

William St

After 46 years, Decor Design Centre departs William Street for new beginnings. This marks the end of an era and the splitting of the showroom and warehouse operations.

Elliott Clarke

2022

Elliott Clarke

Elliott Clarke appoints Decor Design Centre to represent their collections in Western Australia.

For more than 30 years, Elliott Clarke has been a destination for exceptional product from Europe and the USA, as well as its extensive range of locally stocked textiles. The brand is also home to the EC Collective - a curated offering of textiles, wallcoverings and accessories from independent designers and makers around the world.

DDC Showroom

2022

DDC Showroom

Decor Design Centre opens its new showroom in Subiaco, designed by Rezen Studio.

The conversion of an old house into a stunning 21st Century showroom is emblematic of who we are as a company – doing business with Decor Design Centre is like calling in to see an old friend. Always homely, always welcoming.

Willie Weston

2023

Willie Weston

Willie Weston joins the Decor Design Centre family.

This groundbreaking business is celebrating the work of first nations artists in interior expressions and their unique business model is something we are very proud to represent in Western Australia.

DDC Website

2023

DDC Website

Our new website launches, offering clients a portal into our treasure trove of design stories and our genuine passion for what we do.

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