Designers

Adam Sadkowski

Commencing his career in 1968 Poland, Adam studied 5 years of product design specialising in shoes, machining fabrics and leather. His passion for furniture did not come to full fruition until he came to Australia in 1982.   Adams first Australian job was designing shoes, but he quickly followed his passion for furniture and landed his first design role for Supreme furniture in Bayswater in 1984.   After 7 years of running the design and upholstery department at Supreme, he started his own business designing and manufacturing furniture for Bedford Furniture and Ultimo interiors.  In 2005 he found his dream job and became the head designer and production manager at Artifex Australia.  Since then, and to this day, he has designed many of Artifex’s iconic pieces which are loved by many people around Australia and the world.  

Michael D’Andrea

Michael always had a passion for making things out of timber, since he was a child he dabbled with making things with wood, metal, anything he could get his hands on.  Having lived many years of his childhood in Italy, and after finishing high school in Germany, he came back home and completed an apprenticeship in cabinetmaking whilst also studying, furniture design, creative writing and project management.  Michael has always had a lot of design ideas, and over the years has helped develop several designs for furniture manufacturers around Perth but he has never been able to express himself as much as he would like until purchasing Artifex Australia in 2015.  Now he has the freedom to develop new furniture pieces alongside Adam, Rebecca and the team at Artifex.   

Rebecca deRooy

Rebecca’s journey into the furniture industry started many years ago now, fresh

out of university, she began running a new contemporary art gallery in the heart of Claremont. This gallery exhibited vibrant contemporary art and fed into its sister company, Code Orange Interiors. It wasn’t long before she was working across both businesses and participating in the development of products. It is here that Rebecca was first introduced to furniture design and Everest Design. This experience sparked a passion in her for good design and a strong connection with local manufacturing. Drawn back into the Visual Arts Industry for many years, she

worked at the Mundaring Arts Centre, continuing to work closely with artists and artisans and later becoming the Art Curator at Princess Margaret Hospital. Rebecca’s affinity with creativity is ingrained, and her belief that good design can only ever be as good as the maker who implements it, has informed

her approach to running her own furniture company. When the opportunity to purchase Everest Design came up, she jumped on it. With an experienced and committed team of upholsterers, Rebecca was able to navigate the niche market

of producing bespoke designs, and manufacturing high quality bespoke furniture

for interior designers and the commercial markets. While the workshop team at Everest Design manufactured uniquely designed pieces, Rebecca worked on building customer relations and curating an extensive library of fabric samples to assist her customers in realising their own creations. Now with Everest Design teaming up with Artifex Australia, Rebecca has been able to continue in this role with even greater effect. Equipped with a customer focused approach, a good understanding of material options and the furniture making process,

Rebecca is well equipped to assist on all sized projects.

Simon Haeser

Combining many of my passions, design allows me to explore the dialogue and

co-existence between product and person. I gain personal satisfaction from each step of the creative process and the challenge of turning concepts into beautifully manufactured pieces. My goal is to do justice to the materials and show the synergy between inspiration and function. I strive to create designs that are aesthetically pleasing whilst comfortable to use, improve the experience and enhance the space. 

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