Dessein Furniture

‘What I see in Australian design is a fresh perspective on the world, a vibrancy and youth that expresses the multicultural diversity that our nation represents.’


A desire to facilitate new opportunities for Australian designers stirred Michele Chow into launching Dessein Furniture in 2012. At the core was a vision to create Australian designed furniture which was affordable, original and sustainable.

But the dream began much earlier thanks to a design enriched childhood with hours spent in her father’s architectural studio. A mixed, rich cultural heritage also played its part as Michele crossed the globe from Malaysia to Australia, over to London and back to Melbourne where Dessein Furniture took form in earnest.

Michele understands the value between everyday life and design. Since her award winning student days she has consistently worked towards crafting better living through design. At the helm of Dessein, she enjoys the opportunity to push herself each day and be the master of her own destiny.




Michele Chow