Tessa Furniture

Born from the inspiration of the sixties hit song “Puppet on a string”, renowned designer Fred Lowen decided to be the master of his own destiny and in the late 1960’s opened his own manufacturing company “Twen” with his brother, Howard Lindsey.

In 1970, the business was renamed Tessa after the daughter of a close friend. Since then Tessa has continued to be a leader in design and quality manufacture in Australia. As a Winner of the Dunhill design award in 1970 for the classic T1 model, Fred Lowen Design and Tessa were fast becoming a household name in Australia and during that time Tessa Furniture was also sold in many countries across Europe.

His innovative and stunning T4 hammock design wowed them at the Cologne fair in 1971 and it is still made today at the Tessa Melbourne factory to the same exacting standards and meets with the same acclaim.

The classic T8 style frame has also stood the test of time. It continues to be made by us in Melbourne in Teak, Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Blackwood veneers. Many different cushion styles are available for this timeless frame that Fred developed in 1974.