Meet Amanda. Amanda works in Tait’s Assembly & Dispatch department and is responsible for adding the finishing touches to each Tait piece – before making their way to our customers. With a love for mid-century design and sustainability, on weekends Amanda can be found sourcing and restoring mid-century gems she finds at local marketplaces, stripping them back and giving them a new lease-of-life. In what other spare time she has, Amanda can be found DJing at a number of small bars in Melbourne’s inner-North. Knowing some of the makers in the local area, Amanda had always fancied Tait for their timeless design, naturally gravitating toward one day working for the brand. Two years later, Amanda has added immense value to the team, working closely with Tait on a number of quality, organisational and sustainability initiatives.
“We’re the final piece of the puzzle in the Tait factory. When the components arrive to us we immediately conduct thorough quality checks, both visual and tactile. Ensuring there is smooth, even coverage of powder coat, that nothing is catching, and nothing is missing. It’s important to be very vigilant and take your time, running over the piece with a fine-toothed comb and making sure it’s good to go. It’s extremely rare to find a defect which is testament to the quality and workmanship of our craftspeople. Just as important is the quality of how each piece is packaged, ensuring it has a safe journey to its new owner. In the back of my mind I’m always thinking about that wow-factor when the customer sees it for the first time, probably because that’s what I would want.”
“It’s important to be very vigilant and take your time, running over the piece with a fine-toothed comb and making sure it’s good to go. It’s extremely rare to find a defect which is testament to the quality and workmanship of our craftspeople.”
“Knowing how important sustainability is to Gordon & Susan (Tait), with my own mindfulness in trying to live more sustainably as well as being at the helm of a lot of the company’s consumables, I’ve loved becoming involved in Tait’s sustainability initiatives. One of the biggest breakthroughs we’ve had recently has been partnering with a soft plastics recycler, which hasn’t been easy to source. I get such a kick from seeing the sheer volume of waste we’ve prevented from entering landfill, and it’s my hope that these systems become the norm in our houses soon too.”
Our Top 5 Tips For Creating Your Outdoor Entertaining Space…
We sat down with Susan Tait, Creative Director of Tait to find out the top 5 items to consider when planning the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
1. Consider the space
2. Ensure flexibility
4. Blend colour, materials and natural elements
5. Invest in quality pieces
Voom Collection receives Highly Commended Award at IDEA 2023
The 2023 Interior Design Excellence Awards was full of innovative design and talent last night, with our Voom Collection Highly Commended in the ‘Object, Furniture, Lighting – Professional’ category. To be acknowledged is always a huge honour, recognising the work of our entire team to bring the Voom Collection to life. Huge congratulations to Tait designer, Ross Gardam for winning the category with his innovative Volant chandelier, a modern chandelier that’s akin to a kinetic sculpture, also made in Melbourne.Read More
Find us on The Design Files new Design Directory!
We are thrilled to be part of the brand new The Design Files Design Directory – launched this week! Featuring Tait products from our Voom Lounger to Swing Chair, Seam Dining Chair to the Trace Drinks Trolley, it’s a haven of design inspiration.Read More
Bring Your Holiday Home
Warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner. Bring your holiday home this Summer with Tait and transform your outdoor space in time for the New Year. With just six weeks left to place your order for guaranteed pre-Xmas delivery, now is the time to be planning which table you’ll be entertaining at, or which lounge you’ll be relaxing on this holiday season.Read More
Tait at Saturday Indesign
Be sure to visit Tait at Saturday Indesign for colour and materiality inspiration. This year we’ve put a lens on ‘Design Narrative’ with a renewed transparency applied to our sustainable high-performance collections. For a day of inspiration, Design Talks, food, drinks, and your chance to win a Voom Side Table from the new Voom collection designed by Adam Goodrum, make sure you stop by our Melbourne Showroom.Read More