BARBERA was founded at the end of 2003 by Daniel Barbera, an industrial designer who graduated from Monash University with Honours, and specialises in interior fitouts. Daniel first started playing with design as a child, in his fathers workshop, influenced by his father’s love of creating, art, furniture and objects.

BARBERA’s product ethos works around logical design outcomes, and are process oriented, working with old industrial processes fused with modern technology and craftsmen to deliver timeless quality furniture. BARBERA focuses on furniture designed for local production, creating ranges whilst also designing bespoke furniture.

Early furniture design experience was with Shoobra, while studying at university, and after graduating Daniel worked at Map for 3 years with Chris Connell, continuing to freelance whilst setting up BARBERA. 

Since 2004, BARBERA has exhibited at Launch Pad, Vivid, the Edge, Ready Made Market, Fringe Furniture, My Name is House, Under Capricorn, Pop Ups, and Saturday Indesign. In 2004 Barbera exhibited 'Crooked Shady' at Fringe, and won the lighting award. Daniel also participated in the 2008 Design Festival, at EatGreenDesign, part of Before&After. BARBERA recently exhibited a new solid timber range at the 2009 Design Made Trade, part of the Melbourne Design Festival. Most recently, BARBERA launched the ‘Bronze’ table and ‘Lovelock’ coatstand, solid cast bronze pieces, which are continuing to expand as ranges.

Working between commissions and self initiated products, BARBERA has established itself as an artisan furniture studio and manufacturer of quality Australian designed and made furniture.