The idea for boyandgirlco was born over a lunch. A lunch shared by Anita and Carlo Krikowa at Kitchen by Mike in Sydney, which has stripped traditional dining back to a canteen-style experience that is simple, honest, local and organic.
Anita and Carlo loved the look and feel of the place, and its vision. And they loved how the décor incorporated raw wood pallets from a former art installation.
Driving home they had an epiphany and decided to change their lives by adopting a similar philosophy. It seemed so sensible to reuse, recycle and lead a more sustainable, satisfying life.
Anita and Carlo started by making furniture for themselves, and then for friends. The demand grew and a commercial business was born.
boyandgirlco started by selling at markets, operating out of a small garage. Today the company operates from a massive warehouse and showroom in Queanbeyan.
The product line has grown enormously and now includes standard pieces, custom designs and commercial installations, including for cafés, retail environments and art spaces. boyandgirlco now also operates an event furniture rental business and have started an social good initiative call Lost and Found that helps women and children domestic violence survivors, which is funded through the sale of boyandgirlco t-shirts.
The company is 100 per cent Australian owned.