The Arlo Story

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 having founded Woodmark and producing for prestigious designers such as Fritz Hansen. Arlo is committed to creating unique collections with a strong focus on craftsmanship and style, 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 leatherwork.

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.