Our Story

THE EARLY DAYS

Horgans was established in 1983 by Marion and Patrick Horgan as an independent homewares wholesaler based in the historic woolsheds at 99 Jones St Ultimo in Sydney Australia. Marion travelled to Korea and Japan to source new homewares for the wholesale company she established with her husband.

Throughout travels across the globe, Marion knocked on doors prepared to do business, but factory owners were not used to making business arrangements with a woman. After many rejections, her persistence eventually resulted in the first of many trade connections in the region.

The company’s success can be traced back to our long record of service and supply and the longstanding relationships the family has built with manufacturers and suppliers across Europe and many parts of Asia.

In the early days of the wholesale business, Marion and Patrick would drive from Sydney to Melbourne with products in the back of a car to deliver them to the company’s first trade fair events. Today Horgans have custom designed trade stands and an experienced team to build and dismantle them at trade events all over the country.

CREATIVITY IS OUR PASSION

We have always been a design focused business, Marion is all about creativity and adores making sure that we can continuously strive do better and look better. Being a very creative and design orientated person, Marion continues to this day to play a key part in the selection and curation of the vast range of furniture and homewares which we supply to the Australia design and retail industries.

We spend many months each year travelling abroad on buying trips and sourcing new products to grow our collection. Marion is also very active in set design. whether that is for trade fairs, product launches, industry event nights, photography shoots or our showrooms - always looking for something different and focused on being that point of difference in the industry.

CREATIVE LIVING / WITH STYLE

Our collections are the tangible result of our motto; Creative Living, With Style. It is through this strong belief that we are able to constantly evolve, with each season reflecting the inspiration accumulated through their travels through Europe and beyond.

We pride ourselves in having what we call the Elegant Look which people can interpret to be either French or European. We also have a very urban look which is about city-living, a modern contemporary style for the Australian lifestyle. We offer a very broad range but we are always very specific in our design thinking to present a consistent theme. Our objective is to make everything as elegant as possible whilst maintaining pricing that is is attainable by all.

HORGANS TODAY

Today, Renee Horgan and her brother Sam manage the business operations with a team of devoted staff. They have worked their way through the company from the warehouse to become assistant buyers, supporting their mother’s product sourcing adventures and deciding on the potential of each product.

Renee and Sam feel eternally grateful that they are still working with their mentor and mother Marion. Unfortunately, their father Patrick Horgan is unable to work in the business today due to his advancing Parkinson's Disease however they still ensure that he can attend Horgan events so that he can be proud of his achievements and contributions to the business over many years.

With the knowledge and experience gathered over the last 38 years, observing and analysing international design trends and sourcing new product, Horgans constantly discover clues to design trends around the globe. Individual pieces of furniture, accessories and design details are markers of future trends and find their way into new collections.

Our showrooms in St Peters, Sydney, Richmond, Melbourne and Fortitude valley Brisbane welcome interior designers, event companies, retail and commercial clients. We supply everything from cutlery to chandeliers, lounges, cushions, wall decorations, bed heads, linen, carpets and furniture for dining, bedroom and living rooms. 

TRADE PARTNERS

We wouldn't be where we are today without or long standing trade partners who have supported our company over multiple decades. We have built close relationships with many industry professionals who we greatly respect. 

We are a family business at heart, and we appreciate these long standing relationships with companies who have recommended our home styling service to interior designers, retail customers, architects & beyond. 

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

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