The young man stepped down the ship’s walkway and onto the dock. He had arrived. Australia his destination. He had a clear vision of his future. He would create beautiful furniture – it was his passion. Here in Melbourne. It was 1960. The young Nunzio Sulfaro was classically trained in the art of furniture making, he was in fact a Master Craftsman. And yes, he would definitely achieve his dream.
It started simply – a spare bedroom in his brother’s house in Brunswick, a suburb of inner Melbourne. At first he made bedroom chairs. He offered exciting, new designs, the latest from Europe. His furniture soon became known, desirable and sought after.
By 1963 he had moved to a small factory in North Coburg. He had married the love of his life, Francesca, and together they raised their family and expanded their business as his designs, his creations became ever more popular. Showrooms were opened in Brunswick and things moved very quickly, at one stage producing up to 100 sofas a month. But this was not Nunzio’s vision. He wanted to create beautiful, handcrafted, hand finished furniture – the very best. Comfort, design and true luxury the perfect finish.
Today the tradition established continues. Nunzio’s son Santo and his wife Amelia continue the vision of Nunzio and his wife Francesca producing beautiful, handcrafted, classic, upholstered furniture to the same exacting standards first introduced by the late Nunzio Sulfaro all those years ago.
1963 – the Beatles were enjoying their first Chart success, Australians were savouring fine, espresso coffee at Pellegrinis. It was a time of growth, a coming of age. It was the time that welcomed the beauty, the grace and the innovation that is Sulfaro.
Our 60th Anniversary – it’s time to celebrate with Sulfaro!
Be part of our celebration and enjoy amazing prices and real value at our 60th Anniversary Sale.
Visit our showrooms at 650-652 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham and select from our superb range of classic and contemporary lounge suites, sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs and complementary accessories.
New from Sulfaro
‘Things made by hand are rare in this world’ – Ralph Lauren
Browse our website here and view our full Sulfaro Collection.
‘We welcome you to our showrooms to experience the luxury, comfort and design excellence that is Sulfaro‘
– Santo and Amelia Sulfaro
Sulfaro showrooms are located at 650-652 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, corner Cochrane Street, approximately one kilometre west of the Ringwood off ramps on Eastlink. There is ample off-street parking available.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Sunday 11am to 4pm.