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Europe’s most prestigious brands.
Heading towards it’s fourth decade, DOMO remains Australia’s exclusive stockist of Europe’s most prestigious and sought-after European furniture brands along with a selection of other global brands.
Founded by Francesco Novembre in 1984, DOMO is dedicated to delivering a careful selection of quality classic, contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture ranges that last a lifetime.
Online shopping can be handy but it’s no substitute for trying, testing and visually experiencing how products work together. DOMO’s showrooms reflect this mixing of Contemporary, Classic and Occasional furniture with aplomb. Today, DOMO stocks over 12 international collections including Ligne Roset, Sika Design, Wittmann, Arte Brotto (Marchetti), HC28, Duvivier and de Sede to name a few.
Mutual commitment to quality, craftsmanship and customer service unite DOMO with each of its brands. DOMO looks for practicality in design, originality and vision when it comes to selecting furniture for its clients which includes both the professional design community and private buyers alike.
With more than 50 staff Australia-wide, the team has a passion for offering the best customer service at its seven showrooms across Australia, located in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.
CUSTOMISED MODULAR UNIT
With all the possessions we acquire over the years, it can become difficult to correctly store or display those items, whilst at the same time creating a co-ordinated and organised look. Ligne Roset, Marchetti and HC28 provide beautiful, stylish and versatile modular furniture pieces, which can be customised for any room or space (large or small) – so make an enquiry now and design your own!
Not sure what to buy for a gift? We have Gift Vouchers available for as little as $100. Contact your nearest DOMO Showroom for further details.
DOMO is considered one of Australia’s most successful and respected retailers of prestige global furniture brands thanks to its owner and founder, Franc Novembre.
The story begins in 1984 when Franc made a bold move from merchant banking to furniture retailing after securing the distribution rights for the iconic French classic furniture label, Grange. It was during Franc’s search for the perfect coffee table for his latest home renovation where he discovered the Grange piece in a magazine. The furniture company was seeking an exclusive Australian distributor and reached out to Franc.
“Grange still had the hand-written note with my enquiry for one of their beautiful coffee tables and out of the blue they got in touch, wanting me to not only buy a coffee table but to become an official stockist.”
“I knew there was nothing else like it in Australia and saw it as an opportunity not to be missed,” says Frank.
Trading as Grange Furniture Australia for 19 years, Franc formally renamed the store to DOMO in 2003, which translates to ‘home’ in Latin.
Recognising a significant gap in the Australian market for luxury European furniture, Franc decided to approach leading international designers to build on the exclusive offering with contemporary indoor and outdoor ranges.
The stable of prestigious brands stocked exclusively by DOMO in Australia continues to evolve with a successful Home Brand Covering DOMO Furniture, DOMO Homewares, DOMO Lighting & DOMO Outdoor. Sadly in 2018 DOMO bid adieu to Grange. However, with current brands such as Ligne Roset, RODA, Marchetti, Sika Designs and HC28 to choose from – clients are not disappointed.
“With no other genuine European furniture retailers, we quickly gained a competitive edge and have maintained this even through difficult retail events such as the Global Financial Crisis,” adds Frank.
Even today, Frank still oversees each of the six showrooms located in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland with more than 50 passionate staff members who are proudly part of the DOMO family.
“DOMO continues to operate as a family business with my wife Jane and daughter Gabrielle involved in the day-to-day operation of the business. I feel blessed to be working in an industry that I love along-side my family,” says Frank.
In his spare time, Frank enjoys travelling, particularly to Europe’s furniture trade fairs to source new inspiration for Australian homes and spending time with his family.