Interior view of Stylecraft's showroom on level 24 of the Harders Building, Woolloomooloo.

Harders Building, Level 24 Stylecraft Showroom. Photo (c) Nicole England

After Dark: Harders Building, Stylecraft

Focus Tour - Saturday 2 November

Woolloomooloo

Built

1970

Architect

Unknown

100 William Street is an instantly recognisable Sydney landmark and features the notable Harders sign, visible on the skyline. The building is also now home to Stylecraft, which has been selling furniture of original, contemporary design for 65 years. The showrooms on levels 14 and 24 house a selection of local and international furniture collections.

Tour experience

Join Anthony Collins, owner and Managing Director of Stylecraft, at Stylecraft’s impressive Sydney showrooms after dark. Visitors will access StylecraftHOME on the ground level and Stylecraft on levels 14 and 24. Anthony will share the approach Stylecraft takes with its brands, and how it works with designers to ensure the showrooms maintain a cohesive aesthetic. Visitors will learn about Stylecraft’s ethos regarding the support of Australian design and manufacturing, as well as its partnerships with European and Japanese furniture brands. On each level visitors will also hear from the designers of each showroom featuring Grace Tham from HASSELL studio, Gavin Harris from Futurespace and Neill Johanson from Davenport Campbell.

Anthony will also share some history and facts about 100 William Street and the surrounding area. Discover the unique view of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Sydney Harbour from 100 William Street at night during this exclusive experience.

Presenters

Anthony Collins

Anthony has over 17 years’ experience in the Australian design industry. As the owner of Stylecraft since 2003 he has grown the business, which now has six showrooms in Australia and one in Singapore. In 2018 a new brand was created under Anthony’s guidance, StylecraftHOME, with showrooms in Melbourne and Sydney.

Gavin Harris, Futurespace

As Design Director, Gavin Harris applies his vision and expertise to every project ensuring the physical spaces designed and created by futurespace are future-focused, intelligent and practical in order to enhance people’s lives and businesses. His creative skills have been built over years of delivering design services to the world’s best businesses and brands. He has worked throughout Australia and Europe over the past twenty years, and joined futurespace in 2009. Gavin’s work has received many awards and he has been published extensively across the media landscape. He is a regular judge in design competitions and has spoken at conferences in Australia and internationally.

Grace Tham, Hassell Studio

Grace is an interior architect with over 10 years’ experience in commercial interiors. She is a talented all-round designer having completed projects for a diverse range of clients and sectors. Grace’s local and international experience has led to highly developed skills in cross sector collaboration, design development, interior detailing and project delivery. She is also skilled in developing strategic solutions tailored to each project. Grace’s portfolio reflects her focus on Sustainable Design, many having attained LEED accreditation while her passion for accessible art has led to her involvement within HASSELL & the wider design community as a professional photographer & installation artist.

Neill Johanson, Davenport Campbell

Neill loves helping people reach their full potential every day when they come to work. He does this by helping organisations create workplaces that unlock creativity and innovation. As the co-owner of Davenport Campbell, Neill has spent the last 30 years exploring ways in which the work environment, technology and culture can transform an organisation. Neill’s approach has positively impacted around 250,000 people within some of Australia’s leading and globally-recognised brands including The Commonwealth Bank, Amazon, Telstra, NRMA, Woolworths, IBM, Merck Sharp and Dohme and the Australian Government. Neill regularly appears on TV and ABC Radio to talk about Davenport Campbell’s initiatives in Nepal, rebuilding schools destroyed in the 2015 earthquake and their programme to educate and empower young women in the region.

  • Harders Building, Level 24 Stylecraft Showroom.
  • Harders Building, Level 24 Stylecraft Showroom.

Key information


Session duration

60 mins


Capacity

This tour has a capacity of 50 people per session.


Need
to know

  • Photography allowed

  • Toilets available

  • Accessible