In the late 1980's Ross Merlino formed a strategic alliance with
several other like-minded furniture business operators, and so
"The Global Group of Companies" was born.
The group consists of Artemis Imports (Queensland), Merlino Furniture Imports Pty Limited (Sydney), Collage
Furniture and Accessories (New Zealand) and Merlino Furniture
(Perth - Head Office). With the Group formed, they are able to
buy competitively, have a larger database to source new products
and in turn dominate the Australasian market in prestige imported
The Global Group is now importing between 1000 - 1500 containers
per year, from countries all around the world. We currently have
offices in Italy and the Philippines and are exclusive agents
for such Italian manufacturers as Alf, Nicoletti and Lao. The
group has become renowned for its high quality, exclusive ranges
and frequently show at Australasian furniture fairs.
Regular visits to international shows and the selective
importation of up to the minute releases enables The Global
Group to offer the latest in design directions from around
the world, at the very best prices. Now, in the new millennium,
innovation, imagination and design are still the keys used
in delivering services and products that are unique and
exciting. The Italian influence is strong in a market that
is savvy about good design and expectant of high quality.
The Global Group offers furniture and furnishing designs
that are unique and exciting.
The Global Group sells quality product through an established
network of furniture retailers throughout Australia and
New Zealand. We are however, constantly looking for new
and innovative products and opportunities to improve on
the solid foundation of the past two decades. Please email
us with any enquiries you may have.