We offer the best consumer experience in the architectural hardware industry.
With a strong emphasis on sustainable and innovative business practices, we offer the best consumer experience (CX) across our portfolio of architectural hardware brands. We are committed to market leading delivery times, unrivalled sales support, and market appropriate product solutions.
I thrive in a diverse workplace, treat others with fairness and respect and expect the same in return.
I am self-motivated, solutions focused and believe passion and innovation should be recognised.
I consider the social and environmental impacts of business and strive to reduce those impacts.
Southern Design Group is listed as a finalist for the 2022 Impact Awards. The award honours South Australian companies that are globally competitive and have the greatest potential to impact world-markets.
At Southern Design Group, we are making an impact by operating across Australasia, collaborating with international suppliers and manufacturers, and supporting SA jobs as a South Australian family-owned and operated business.
It has been our experience that employing staff from a variety of backgrounds extends the depth and breadth of our knowledge and expertise. Our dedication to staff diversity was recognised in early 2018 when Southern Design Group was awarded the Australian NESA award for Innovation in Disability Employment for our work with the Royal Society for the blind.
Southern Design Group has partnered with various organisations over the years with the aim to counter our social and environmental impact.
We are continuously improving the environmental impact of our operations in Australia and abroad. Currently we are focusing on the impact of our packaging and in 2019 become a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant. Please find our Annual Report and Action Plan here
We have partnered with several Australian and international charities over the years. Recently two notable charities have been World Vision Australia and Asha.
We are proud to partner with World Vision Australia in bringing hope and opportunities to vulnerable children and communities – helping to give children better futures through World Vision Child Sponsorship. We are also supporting solutions to global health challenges and World Vision’s work to deliver sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in developing communities.
Recently we have partnered with Asha which operates in 91 slums across New Delhi. Asha has been creating change and supporting India’s most disadvantaged communities for more than 30 years. Focusing on healthcare, empowerment, education, financial inclusion and environmental sustainability, Asha’s holistic approach helps to develop communities from the ground-up – creating a more equal, healthy, and empowered community.
Southern Design Group’s 2020 donation to Asha has helped support their program at the Zakhira Slum in West Delhi, a community of over 10,000 people. The program aims to improve the basic health of children aged 0-5. These children are some of the slums most vulnerable and at-risk, with poor nutrition a leading factor. In this effort we are also supporting Asha in combating malnutrition by providing food, vitamins and desperately needed immunizations.
In 2020-21, Southern Design Group’s donations to Asha have been crucial in supporting those living in the slums of Delhi. Our contributions were used to provide food parcels and supplements to those struggling to access and afford food. They were also used to build IT centres which have allowed students attending school and university to continue their studies remotely. Instead of using mobile phones with poor internet connection, they can now use the IT centres to attend their courses online.
Bankston + Civilian Garden Party, New York
Bankston recently hosted an intimate garden party at Civilian founders Nicko Elliott and Ksenia Kagner’s Brooklyn townhouse, which celebrated Bankston’s current award-winning collections and offered a preview of upcoming collaborations. With plans to launch in the US in 2023, the event was a great opportunity for the Bankston team to introduce the brand to selected New York based designers and studios, and showcase the innovative designs in the range. Guests were treated to a culinary experience by LEV, a curated selection of South Australian wines, with gifting generously supplied by Civilian Objects.
Bankston are partnering with some of the most renowned names in design across Australia and beyond, stay tuned for more exciting Bankston collaborations.