Who we are?
Howgroup is a commercial furniture manufacturer and industrial design company. We work collaboratively with architects and interior designers, to help create inspiring project spaces with beautiful and functional furniture, made to stand the test of time.
The story of Howgroup first began with Ian Howard, who in 1946 formed Aristoc Industries and later, Featherston Interiors, which became CoDesign. Howgroup was since established by Paul Howard (Director) and Faith Sun (General Manager), who have over 50 years’ industry experience between them. By combining a genuine passion for industrial design and a wealth of knowledge in furniture manufacturing and project management, our approach is based on long-established principles while continually adapting to the challenges of the world today. We support Australian design and manufacturing and provide sustainable furniture with quality and ethically-sourced raw materials.
Howgroup’s project team listen our clients’ vision is our focus to follow and bring to reality, translating their ideas and concepts with beautifully custom-designed solutions as well as standard products both local & international.
Our ranges are original products, designed to be modern, functional, and comfortable. Howgroup’s in-house industrial design team have tailored innovative solutions to suit a multitude of commercial environments and custom solutions to designers’ vision.
Howgroup specializes in providing solutions across workplaces in the education, government, hospitality, and aged care sectors, and delivers projects nationally and in the Asia-Pacific.
The culture at howgroup, is to focus on producing and delivering our client’s vision to become reality.
Our highly trained specialist furniture team, with vast experience, is able to meet our clients’ expectations and program whatever the time zone or location throughout the Asia Pacific region. Our experienced national logistics and delivery teams are able to ensure a smooth passage to the site, in full on time.
Howgroup is a Quality Assured aligned company and has reporting and quality procedures that result in minimal product defects and manufacturing errors. With quality assurance personnel and procedures in all our factories, they ensure that all products are tested to the highest possible standards before leaving the factory. In this way, we are able to manage the quality and produce lifespan and endurance with maximin warranty periods.
Howgroup is most proud of our Service that we provide to every customer, large and small, back up and product continuance are a strong part of our client support and relationships.
Our project support team is trained and driven to exceed our clients’ goals and expectations. We are friendly and proactive, patient, listen, and place great importance on clear precise communication in a proactive timely manner.
Howgroup is committed responsible and sustainable manufacturing, we have aligned ourselves with organizations that support the same environmental principles.
With our manufacturing facilities ISO 14001 certified, we can assure our clients that every process is driven by quality, ensuring excellent project outcomes.
Our longstanding relationships with international industry leading brand partners such as Fantoni, Actiu, Sinetica, Kastel, Markant, Teknion, Pedrali, and HumanScale, together with our own local Australian manufacturing production, enable us to support the evolution of industrial design working closely with Australian and international designers.
We come out of a rich history of the world of furniture. We are passionate about our industry – we love furniture!