Green Cathedral Furniture Noosa, designs and manufactures their own original range of Modern Australian furniture.
Just like the cuisine, “Modern Australian” furniture takes influences from a number of other styles, cultures and eras and fuses them with a aesthetic that reflects our uniquely Australian (coastal) lifestyle
Green Cathedral has recently branched out to offer custom services, specialising in creative cabinetry and commercial design and fit-out.
ABOUT THE OWNERS:
Head Furniture Maker and Designer Tim Scarce was inspired to make furniture when, as a 10 year old, he accompanied his mum to a furniture restoration class instructed by Australian Master Craftsman, Geoff Hannah.
After leaving school Tim went into a career as an aircraft engineer, while making furniture and surfboards on the side for family and friends. For the next 12 years in his trade, Tim learnt many skills which he applies to his craft today.
In 2009 Tim decided to take the chance on following his dream; he left the world of aircraft behind to form Green Cathedral Furniture from the shed in his back yard. For the next 4 years he worked exclusively for Interior Design Houses such as Magnolia Interiors, A.P. Design House and Ottily & Lewis, making custom one off pieces covering mostly French Provincial, Shabby Chic and Hamptons styling.
In 2011, Tim was joined in the business full time by his wife Sally. After seeing Tim’s sketchbooks and designs Sally realised that Tim’s own style was very different to that of the designers he was working for.
Sally took a $2000 loan and ‘bought’ Tim’s time for 2 weeks with the directive: “Make me something that I can sell”. The very next day Tim had made the Babanees stool and the following day Sally had it selling from a local store in Hastings St, Noosa and within the next 6 months began wholesaling to 14 stores across 5 States.
100% of Green Cathedral Furniture is still manufactured in the Green Cathedral Workshop in Noosa, however it is a bit bigger than their backyard shed where it all began!