ARLO is a contemporary design brand founded by partners Arne Christiansen and Lelio Shimizu. A master upholsterer from Denmark, Arne has been a cornerstone of the Australian furniture industry for over 30 years. He founded Woodmark in the 1980’s and produced for prestigious designers such as Fritz Hansen. Carrying on this heritage of craftsmanship and style, Arlo is committed to creating unique collections that offer a sense of comfort, luxury and timeless refinement.
Arlo has partnered with a select group of designers that share our passion for cultural investigation and for rediscovering natural materials, styles and fine craftsmanship.
We are committed to quality, and have a highly professional team of local craftsmen, with technicians from Denmark, China and Australia. Their combined experience in the art of furniture making ensures the highest quality of wood, upholstery and
Arlo’s Design Ethos is based on four basic principles.
Quality. At Arlo, quality is key. Each piece is expected to be of the highest quality: constructed with care from the finest materials and thoroughly inspected to meet our standards. This is furniture for generations.
Functionality. Furniture should be the embodiment of functionality. Arlo strives to produce items that embody the ideals of Scandinavian and Australian furniture: elegance, functionality and durability.
Beauty. Your surroundings should bring joy into your life, and beautiful furniture is part of creating a joyful living space. Arlo Furniture produces practical beauty for a sophisticated, yet uncomplicated workspace and living area.
Authenticity. All of our designer furniture is fully licensed from the designer or their estate, and manufactured to their original standards of quality.
Incorporated in Australia, with factories in Sydney and Shanghai and creative direction from Copenhagen, Arlo draws on the unique heritage of its Danish, Australian, and Japanese founders and delivers lasting pieces for the international design market.