Our business began life more than two decades ago as Mullumbimby Joinery and with a different owner. In 2016, we took over as three friends and rebranded as Legacy of the Antipodes.

Today, we have evolved to become a multi-faceted trades business to capture a niche market in complex commercial and residential projects in partnership with leading architects and builders across Australia. We also engage in tailored residential projects.

To us, handcrafted interiors projects are all about an exquisite balance of art and science. Luxury. Beauty. Function. These are Legacy of the Antipodes’ trademarks. As many of our projects are high-end, it is common practice for us to work under Non-Disclosure Agreements to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

AN 800-year-old legacy

Our two French master craftsmen, Laurent and Thomas, were formally trained at the prestigious Les Compagnons du Devoir (“The Companions of Duty”), a trades university for artisans with origins dating back to the Middle Ages in France. There is no Australian equivalent in terms of intellect, traditions and many other core values. The calibre of this training is so unique that UNESCO recognises it under its Intangible Cultural Heritage program. Compagnons alumnus are revered across the world.  For Australian clients, what this translates to is access to an aesthetic sensibility, discipline and craftsmanship that will allow them to execute their dream project, no matter how complex.

Thomas De Toni

Thomas is recognised throughout Australia as a bold industry leader in metal fabrication, blacksmithing design and manufacturing, particularly in steel joinery. As an elite craftsman trained in a revered European tradition, Thomas is passionate about elevating custom-made products to the mainstream.

Career highlights

  • Lead set blacksmith, Thor Ragnarök, Australia
  • War memorial restoration, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Western Front Region, France
  • Building modifications, Museum of Fine Arts, Marseille, France

Laurent Le Pochat

There’s nothing Laurent likes more than sinking his teeth into a professional challenge. As a master cabinet and furniture maker, this means the ability to express himself through complex design. He is also fascinated by working with specific materials and hardware for innovative results. Quality materials and an ethical approach is key to his work.

Career highlights

  • Foreman, Notre Dame de Paris, France
  • Antiquities restorer, Champagne region, France
  • Furniture Maker, Mortice and Tenon, Melbourne

Lisa Galvin

As the multi-talented Operations and Business Development Director, Lisa is also the first point of contact for the business. With a keen eye for interior design herself, she is devoted to forming partnerships with Australia’s leading architectural and design firms seeking quality finishes.

As part of Legacy of the Antipodes’ commitment to setting the bar high, Lisa is tasked with maintaining the integrity of its sustainability and safety practices, along with a host of other missions.


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