About Us


“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” - Milton Glaser.

the OBJECT ROOM’s journey began in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, in 2011. Between now and then, the OBJECT ROOM owners Luke McCarthy and Timond Chu have taken their store with them through their own journey of life, which saw the store based in Bangkok, Thailand for five years 2017-2022.

After a brief return to Auckland in 2022, the OBJECT ROOM is now based in South Yarra, Melbourne - Australia.

The concept since day one was to curate an original and unique collection of well-designed products that were selected for their quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic that would see them being enjoyed for years to come. Sourced from all around the world, luxury scented candles from Paris and concrete Incense Holders from Kyoto sit alongside the works of world-renowned Sydney based artists Gillie and Marc, and uber contemporary Murano Glass jewellery by Marina & Susanna Sent, as some examples.

A store with huge international influences that have always, in any of its incredibly different locations, offered friendly personal style service to its customers – customers that are constantly impressed by the quality of the products on offer and a range that keeps them intrigued and inspired.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.