After working as an interior designer in Melbourne and London, AMS relocated to Sydney and established SPACE FURNITURE for founder Kevin Jarrett.

Initiating partnerships with big name design brands, among them B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Edra, Kartell, AMS was instrumental in establishing retail stores across Australia during 10 years as sales and marketing manager SPACE Sydney.

To commemorate a 20-year milestone – AMS pty ltd now trades as THE SNAP COLLECTIVE – a creative platform connecting creative and brands with business opportunities.

AMS helms the relaunch of AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE – an education platform campaigning to see REPLICA or fake designer furniture become illegal in Australia.

AMS launched ID. x THE SNAP COLLECTIVE – a new platform for independent furniture, lighting and object designers will debut at DEN Furniture & Design Fair in Melbourne in May, 2015 – visit us June 2-4 2016 at DENFAIR Melbourne.

ARTICLES BY:Anne-Maree Sargeant

Keeping it real: The rise of home-grown design

Unprecedented support for Australian-designed furniture, lighting and interior products has led to a vast offering of well-made, locally produced original designs. This has created inspired opportunities for interior designers and consumers alike to opt for home-grown products over imports or — collective gasp — cheap replicas of original designs.