Australian Jack Parker started making furniture in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression.

Dedicated to design and craftsmanship, Parker Furniture secured a countrywide reputation for quality furniture by the 1950s. Jack’s son Tony joined the business in 1949 and after spending a period of time studying in London returned to Australia with a design sensibility that drew on the forms and comfort of mid-century Scandinavian furniture. He developed streamlined, modern furniture in Australian timbers, American walnut, and teak.