Trilogy was established in 1986, making this year our 30th Anniversary Year! So we thought we’d take the opportunity to look down memory lane to where it all began.
Above photos 1992 – 2001
It all started in 1985, when Sandra Formica (founding director), started her first business venture called the ‘Ordered Charm’, a small appointment based wholesale/retail business, specialising in one-off vintage and plantation teak furniture pieces. These rare pieces were sold from her family home in Mount Lawley, whilst she also raised her 2 children. At night in their garage, Sandra and her husband Steve would assemble client orders, and then personally deliver them during the weekend. When Sandra wasn’t working from home, she was on the road selling to retailers in and around Perth. The ‘Ordered Charm’ soon became very successful!
Above photos 2002 – 2008
Sandra opened her first retail store ‘Trilogy’ in 1994 at 267 Stirling Hwy Claremont. The new retail store gave Sandra the opportunity to grow the business by including a wider range of furniture options, and to understand more broadly what Perth clientele were looking for. This led to the introduction of a range of exclusive European furniture and homewares to the business.
Above photos 2009 – 2012
Increased stock from customer demand, saw the premises move in 2004 and again in 2008, to create a combined 1600sqm floor space at the current Trilogy home at 250 Stirling Hwy, Claremont. An Interior Design service was introduced at this stage, along with an extensive range of furniture pieces, including; Fruitwood, Forged Iron, GRC, White Cedar, English Oak, Homewares, Garden Accessories, Lighting, Cast Iron and much more.
Above photos 2013 – 2016
30 years on and Trilogy‘s identity in Perth has evolved as the premier supplier of quality and exclusive stock, which Sandra has continued to source from around the globe since 1999. Sandra’s ability to read the market and foresee future trends has ensured generations of clientele continue to shop at Trilogy.
The company has continued to grow over the past 30 years with a successful team of 14 staff including, Tyler Formica (commenced 2007), who has recently become co-owner.
General Manager, Debbie Sciaresa (commenced 2000), who has helped influence the company’s growth.
Interior Designer, Dorien Copejans (commenced 2012), who creates Trilogy’s elegant look in client’s homes.
We hope you have enjoyed ‘Trilogy’s 30 year’ insight and we look forward to sharing our future journey with you!