Calling all design enthusiasts in Sydney who care not only about workplace design, furniture and fit-outs but also – more importantly – Indigenous design, ownership and operations in the built environment. 

Winya is majority Indigenous-owned and-controlled business whose focus is on supplying workstations, sit-stand desks, task seating, lounges and storage, lockers and boardrooms through employment and manufacturing processes that centre Indigenous people.

The most immediate news is that the grand opening of Winya’s new showroom is coming very soon. Located at 107 Pitt Street (levels 7 and 8), Sydney, the event is set to take place on 20th March from 4pm to 7pm. You can RSVP for the occasion here

Indigenous-led Winya is about to celebrate the grand opening of a new Sydney showroom
Winya’s Perth launch.

The grand opening of Winya’s brand-new Sydney showroom will mark the launch of its House Artist’s Fabric Range, with Indigenous catering, custom Indigenous-designed gin cocktails, and drinks from an Indigenous distillery and winery.

Organisations for which Winya has supplied large-scale fit-out and furniture include the ATO and Defence, as well as builders such as Laing O’Rourke. Meanwhile, Lendlease has been involved in a collaboration to increase Winya’s Indigenous manufacturing employment program nationally.

Across Australia’s built environment, many leading furniture manufacturers are recognising the importance of Winya’s work. Often, this takes the form of support for Indigenous employment goals through the company’s trainee programme. Winya states that it is a Profit for Purpose business, with Indigenous training and employment growth at the core of its mission. With no Government funding assistance, it’s important that the wider architecture and industry gets behind their work – starting with the exciting upcoming event! It’s your chance to come and meet the team in person.

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Indigenous-led Winya is about to celebrate the grand opening of a new Sydney showroom

As a genuine Indigenous furniture company that sponsors traineeships for rural Indigenous Australians, Winya aims to contribute to the growth, empowerment and economic inclusion of Indigenous peoples. In particular, this means making Indigenous presence felt across the built environment. 

We encourage all of our friends across the design community to come together on 20th March in a celebration of WInya’s work so far, as well as its exciting future. The grand opening of the Sydney showroom takes place at 107 Pitt Street – learn more and sign up for the event here


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