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Engineered Beauty Since 1910 in Sydney, Australia.

At Savage Design we seek Engineered Beauty – the balance of honest design, master craftmanship, and sound knowledge of materials.

We have been doing this for over a century from our factory and offices in Sydney Australia. The outcome of Engineered Beauty is translated into real world objects: furniture, lighting, hardware, and homewares made of premium metals suitable for curated spaces and the lives of the design conscious.

Honest Design

In creating and sustaining an ethical and accountable business we strive to evaluate our designs culturally, environmentally and financially. Savage Design controls every aspect of the lifecycle of our product: from concept to design, to manufacture, to sales and after sales. Throughout the design phase we are stringent in our expectations for longevity and consistency of our products. We do not just focus on aesthetics, but the intrinsic message associated with our designs. Honest design is achieved when purpose, material selection and proportions come together with simplicity to create a timeless form.

Master Craftsmanship

The lived experience at Savage Design is one of connection to place, and to the mode of production. Metal machining produces a very particular visual language – one of repetition, of cleanliness, of geometry and of sharpness. We have been crafting our art for over a century, and during this time we have collated a vast range of items produced by our team. These items sit on a master table at our factory. A cityscape of untapped aesthetic potential, this collection tells a story of craft, of knowledge and of heritage. You will see in our products a visual love-letter to this language of the factory, of machining, of engineered beauty.

Materiality

At Savage Design we do not see material as a choice but as an outcome; a design outcome that takes into consideration functionality, production, aesthetics, longevity, and sustainability. Material choice, and material treatment, is a foundational element of our designs and of the story of our products. Our environment has influenced the materials we use to tell our story, but the story of our products does not stop there, they await new environments within which the materials we choose to design with will age naturally, appropriately and beautifully. Each object with these living finishes will be handled in a unique way, with edges, patterns, and smooth surfaces all burnishing back or patinating differently to highlight the design and manufacture elements of our products. We love living finishes for the story it tells of time and place, and of how things are used, leaving traces of moments of the past.

Product design sketching

OUR HISTORY

It was 1910 and a young man named Thomas Robert Savage decided to start a blacksmith in the backstreets of Newtown in Sydney

During the 80’s and 90’s, under the wing of third generation Larry Savage, the business developed into one of the most competent metal machine shops in Australia. Out growing the original factory in O‘connell Street, the team of master craftsman moved to Fairfield in 1997 where the number of specialist CNC machines is now thirteen, 

Today with our long history of manufacturing and fourth generation Joel Savage trained in design, we now produce our own range of products. We engineer these products to be touched and interacted with everyday in your home or work. Products specifically designed to add to the quality of your life and products for you to get excited about.

We have kept to our strengths of producing products in metals often machined, fabricated and finished by hand.

Newtown factory in the 80's
Machining brass parts for the Maddox System