So Watt creates ethical, functional and fun pieces that are built to last a lifetime. Our furniture, fitouts and accessories are made by hand in our Sydney workshop, and our showroom is open to the public.
Original Australian-made furniture, products and spaces.
Who we are
So Watt is a team of industrial designers in Sydney that designs and manufactures striking functional furniture, products and spaces. Shop our unique Australian-made furniture or keep browsing our website to learn how we design and make in our Marrickville-based studio-workshop.
Inspiring and functional, our workshop is located an easy 8km from Sydney CBD. Here, a modern lineup of high-quality tooling and machinery ensures we can deliver a broad range of in-house manufacturing solutions for furniture, signage, joinery, set design and prototyping projects. We collaborate with a great network of other local Australian manufacturers if there is a component we cannot make ourselves.
Since launching in 2015 with a range of handmade lights, our business has grown to increasingly cater to the demand for locally made furniture, fit outs and custom one-off items with short lead times. What hasn’t changed is our imaginative yet practical problem-solving approach to all projects, allowing us to focus on cost effective and highly functional results.
Sharing is Caring
Transparency with clients is really important to us. Sometimes we get so excited to share our tips and tricks, you have to stop us talking! We love to give clients the know-how to understand exactly how their piece was made and most importantly, why. This helps to foster a love, appreciation and understanding for the finished piece, adding to its inherent value. We invite our customers to join the maker journey with us through workshop visits, WIP photos and collaboration.
“There isn’t anything these guys can’t manage, build, install, produce or make happen - all the way with a smile on their face - big ups to Sophie & Jono.”
— Anne-Maree Sargeant, Founder, Authentic Design Alliance
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So Watt Design Studio
So Watt are a team of industrial designers in Sydney who research, create and manufacture striking functional furniture, products and spaces. We’ve worked with a broad range of industries at our design studio in Sydney, catering to the different types and wide ranges of services requested by their clients.
Every successful project begins with an idea. Some clients know exactly what they want. Others need more input to find the best solutions for them. We believe that the best way to deliver an exceptional end product is to collaborate with the client. Custom collaboration with a variety of professionals results in a product that is the perfect fit for the space and the people who use it.
Australian Made Plywood Furniture for Modern Businesses and Lifestyles
At So Watt, we design and create smart and sustainable workplace furniture that more Australian businesses are moving toward. Products like our Rover Team Table are made in Australia by Australian designers. The minimal style and clean lines of the large plywood table are made for our local way of life and work. We use high performing birch plywood and a clean minimal design in our Rover Table that are common features seen throughout our range of plywood furniture in Sydney.
We use a range of processes to cut materials with minimal waste while achieving precise cuts that add to the functionality and aesthetics of the piece. Some of the processes we use include:
- CNC Routing
- Vinyl Cutter Plotter
- Lamello Biscuit Joiner
Another of the tools we rely on to make our products stronger and more resilient is the range of finish from Osmo. This timber finish from Germany contains natural oils and waxes that make our plywood furniture look and perform better. We buff several coats of Osmo into most of our Australian made plywood furniture. Ingraining the finish into the timber provides longer lasting resistance to dirt, water and abrasives. More recently we have also introduced a range of low VOC water-based finishes in loads of colours which are sprayed. This finish can be colour matched to any paint code (such as colour match to Dulux) or pantone colour code!
Industrial Design Consultancy That Suits Your Industry
Do you need to create a temporary space that is effective and lasts for more than a couple of days? Maybe you want a permanent space that encourages more people to come through your doors. No matter how long you need the results to last, they need to be effective. We’ve worked on projects in retail stores to help promote new products or events. Not only do we take the extra effort to find the right materials for the project, but also which materials can be used again once the project is over.
We begin every project with our time tested design process, even if your project is already underway. Although every industry differs, the steps in our process work for almost every client. They encompass all the elements that go into a variety of projects. We can work with you from concept to completion or focus on a particular step somewhere in the middle.
If you aren’t sure which approach is right for you, our industrial design consultancy services can help. Book a consultation, and we’ll start from the beginning or jump in with what you already have. Contact us to learn more about our services and why our design studio is the right choice to help with your next project.