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THE EARLY DAYS
Horgans was established in 1983 by Marion & Patrick Horgan as an independent homewares wholesaler based in the historic woolsheds at 99 Jones St Ultimo in Sydney, Australia. Marion travelled to Korea & 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 & supply & the longstanding relationships the family has built with manufacturers & suppliers across Europe and many parts of Asia.
In the early days of the wholesale business, Marion & 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 & an experienced team to build & 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 & adores making sure that we can continuously strive do better & look better. Being a very creative & design orientated person, Marion continues to this day to play a key part in the selection & curation of the vast range of furniture & homewares which we supply to the Australia design & retail industries.
We spend many months each year travelling abroad on buying trips & 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 & 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 & 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.
Today, Renee Horgan & 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 & deciding on the potential of each product.
With the knowledge & experience gathered over the last 38 years, observing & analysing international design trends & sourcing new product, Horgans constantly discover clues to design trends around the globe. Individual pieces of furniture, accessories & design details are markers of future trends & find their way into new collections.
Our showrooms in St Peters, Sydney, Richmond, Melbourne & Fortitude Valley, Brisbane welcome interior designers, event companies, retail & commercial clients. We supply everything from cutlery to chandeliers, lounges, cushions, wall decorations, bed heads, linen, carpets & furniture for dining, bedroom & living rooms.
We wouldn't be where we are today without our 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, & we appreciate these long standing relationships with companies who have recommended our home styling service to interior designers, retail customers, architects & beyond.
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