If you have decided to invest in good quality designer furniture for your office, the next step is to decide on either locally designed and manufactured pieces, or a high profile brand imported from overseas. For many years the fashion has put considerable favour on imported pieces, over locally made equivalents, but is imported designer furniture really better?

Some countries have a reputation for producing exceptionally high quality products in a particular field, usually following a rich tradition and history of crafting products that carry great cultural significance and pride. By purchasing imported designer furniture, you are in a way buying into this  tradition, but that doesn't mean there is any guarantee on the quality of the product.

When buying locally produced goods, on the other hand, you can know what level of quality to expect. You may even be able to talk to the crafstperson about what you want for your office space, or at least test out the products in the show room. If you want a tailor made solution for your office furniture, choosing a local designer is the best option, as they can create specialised pieces just for your space.

Your personal sense of style will guide your furnishing choices to a large degree. If you are after a bright and fresh contemporary style, a local Australian manufacturer can help you create a totally new look for your business. Alternatively, if you want something more retro or vintage, imported designer furniture might be necessary to complete the antique atmosphere.