Design Nation

Design Nation

With over 20 years' experience in the commercial design industry, Design Nation has built a strong and enduring reputation in furniture, lighting and custom design solutions for workplace, hospitality, residential, education and healthcare environments.

We hold a deep connection to our products, each sourced with careful consideration from renowned and respected suppliers in Australia, Europe and America. Together they represent leadership in research and development, quality production, and design refinement.

We enjoy a special relationship with our brand partners, manufacturers and skilled craftspeople. They share in our passion for transformative design, helping us deliver on some of the region's most celebrated architectural and design projects.

We pride ourselves on providing flexible and efficient service from brief through to delivery. With flagship destinations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane we are able to distribute design-led products right around the nation. Our established and reliable distribution network, built over two decades of business, has also equipped us to service challenging and complex projects in Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

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With over 20 years’ experience in the commercial design industry, Design Nation has built a strong and enduring reputation in furniture, lighting and custom design solutions for workplace, hospitality, residential, education and healthcare environments

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Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Get excited and find your inspiration. Here are some of our favourite and fantastical design pieces from the colour wheel and beyond to welcome another year of great design.

Relive the best sessions of Super Design with our on-demand library!

Super Design may be over for 2020 but your design journey is only just beginning. Grab a comfy spot on the couch and settle in for hours of on-demand Super Design content.

The Indesign Edit On Education

Class is starting! In this issue we focus on three Education projects that incorporate great design, inspiring learning facilities and innovative products – bringing the fun back into the classroom.

The Indesign Edit On Healthcare Environments

Welcome to The Indesign Edit: Health Check. In this issue, we explore three of the best health and aged care projects and the outstanding products that contribute to achiever the overall design.

The Indesign Edit On Working The Workplace

Welcome to the first edition of The Indesign Edit. In this issue, we focus on commercial projects and feature three of the best that workplace design has to offer.

Women Indesign

The Official Launch of Women Indesign

An initiative years in the making, Women Indesign was officially launched on Thursday February 20th at Design Nation’s Redfern showroom.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication: Plank’s collab with Konstantin Grcic

We explore Plank’s enduring partnership with the German furniture designer and the designs that have emerged as a result.

Philo lounge by Saba.

Design Nation reports back from Salone del Mobile

Get the complete low-down from Design Nation of all the latest and greatest pieces to be shown at Salone del Mobile this year. Expect strong colours and forms and plenty of quirkiness in between.

Design Nation announces a new brand from Cafe Culture + Insitu

Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrands as Design Nation

As contract furniture company Cafe Culture + Insitu hits its 20-year mark, the brand announces a new identity and a new era of design – introducing Design Nation

Sydney Indesign 2017

Cafe Culture + Insitu At SID17

Cafe Culture + Insitu will be back at this year’s event (Fri August 11 – Sat August 12) with a spectacular line-up of designer furniture and several must-see seminars!

Tapping into Modern Cafe Culture

Phoenix Tapware strikes the ideal balance between form and function

Cafe Culture + Insitu shine at MID14’s The Project

As if a showroom brimming with beautiful product wasn’t enough, Cafe Culture + Insitu’s installation for The Project at Melbourne Indesign was bright, bold and engaging.


Unveiling the newly expanded Bombala, Tiller and Fable Collections, Ross Didier shared his story with a crowd of colleagues and friends at the Cafe Culture + Insitu Sydney showroom.


Café Culture + Insitu present their picks from the Milan Design Fair – heading for Australian shores later this year!


Café Culture has joined with Insitu Furniture, merging to form a single enterprise known as Café Culture + Insitu.


To welcome the summer months, ‘like’ Café Culture on Facebook for your chance to win an outdoor setting including an illuminated bloom pot, Talenti Pretty chairs, Talenti Roy table and Savage Design place mats.

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Clean forms and primary colours from Italian family-owned production house

Ida side tables from Cafe Culture

Ida from Café Culture

Colourful timber tables inspired by the craft of hand thrown vessels

Sweetness and Light at Café Culture

Café Culture have a multitude of surprises up their sleeve at Brisbane Indesign, and they’ve given us a glimpse of what to expect.

Croissant Collection from Café Culture

Set to appear at Café Culture – the Croissant Collection, designed by Emilio Nanni for Billiani.

Projects Featuring Design Nation Products