From modest beginnings, in 2010 Shelley Mason established Project 82, in a pocket-sized store located in Sydney’s Surry Hills. A beautifully curated store that offered locals a boutique retail destination, where Shelley sought out unique, well-made homewares and furniture to add a sense of character and life to their homes. Six years on and building upon the thriving business Shelley had built, we have evolved to now designing and manufacturing our own collections locally in an industrial warehouse complex in Sydney's inner-west.
At Project 82, we produce beautifully handcrafted sofas and furniture. We partner with a carefully selected group of Sydney-based manufacturers and talented, young designers to bring you new and exclusive collections. More than just a showroom, we are a creative collective who value uncomplicated design, natural materials, quality craftsmanship and luxuriate in creating pieces that are harmoniously beautiful and liveable for your space. We blend contemporary designs with old-world techniques and pride ourselves on being sticklers of tradition when it comes to artisanship. Our sofas are not mass-produced, rather, thoughtfully crafted by masterful hands in our local workshops and for this reason, not one joint or stitch is the same. This is what makes our pieces truly unique.
With over 15 standard sofas across two in-house collections, we produce sofas to suit diverging tastes and budgets, with the option to customise the size, colour and fabric. We have built our name and reputation with quality sofas and furniture, and are now expanding beyond our three core collections including Staple & Co, Design Kiosk and The Sofa Maker , to offer a curated selection of local brands that share the same vision and aesthetics that compliment our products.
“I’m honoured to be working alongside some of Australia’s best emerging designers producing new items for our Staple&Co collection. We’re introducing new pieces by T om Fereday, Cameron Foggo and CM Studio over the coming months – with more to come later throughout the year and beyond. It’s great to see that the industry as a whole has seen a return to local production and I’m proud to be part of this movement. Australian design has come of age.” - Shelley Mason, Founder Of Project 82.