Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone and everyone in New Zealand who values high-quality, bespoke design and products! Consilio hands the design process over to the home owner, interior decorator, builder, architect or interior designer – empowering them with the versatility to create unique furniture items that transform a house into a home.

Yes, in the future Consilio will be extending into wardrobes, vanities and tables, as well as couches.  However, initially the Consilio range includes premium bookcases, storage seats, shoes shelves, sideboards, TV and entertainment stands, wall storage, corner shelves, feature shelves, and pot plant stands for stylish homes and workplaces.

You’ll need to get the tape measure out before you start. Consilio creations can be either purpose-designed to fit into the architectural design of a home or office space, or free-standing to complement existing home design and décor.

Consilio products are made using only the best European and USA products. The premium quality parts come from market leaders like Blum (EU), Lamello (EU) and Stefano Orlati (AU / NZ), which are easy to install, elegantly designed, and engineered to last.

Unfortunately, it’s a very expensive and lengthy approval process to chop down beautiful natives. Pinus radiata (NZ pine) is not high quality enough for us to use to meet our commitment to producing premium furniture. We are investigating using a native timber veneer in the future. Currently all Consilio creations are made from Birch plywood, a sustainable choice that has little impact on the environment. Birch was chosen for having the perfect blend of lightness, strength and beauty. Consilio uses New Zealand suppliers for its HPL laminates and other local Kiwi manufacturers where possible.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have chosen sturdy materials that last. Consilio’s wood based materials are sourced from renewable sources, with non-toxic glues and adhesives. Consilio also uses minimal packaging for its products and all packaging is recyclable.

Yes, each item comes with a 30 year warranty on the materials and fittings and can handle up to 80kg in weight. 

You can design your furniture to suit your budget. The price of each creation ranges from $600 at the low end to $10,000 at the higher end. The end cost depends on your material, colour and size choices and design requirements.

Consilio creations are not like other internet order and kitset furniture producers. Our items are designed, sourced, made and delivered with care. 

While there are plenty of mass-produced, cheap and short-lived furniture items available to order online through big-box retailers, finding super-premium furniture at an affordable price-point, and that you can customise to work in your space, didn’t exist – until now.

We have streamlined the design, manufacturing, and assembly processes, allowing us to use the same premium materials and fittings as high-end furniture makers, but with lower production costs. This means that anyone can create their own, perfect piece that fits hand-in-glove with their space.

The simple answer is because it is built to last, reducing consumer waste – there will be no need to drop your item at the tip after a few years as our creations are made to last.

The events of 2020 put the focus back onto the home. Home has become more of a reflection of ourselves. Homes are our sanctuary, somewhere we treasure, and a well-designed house, and furniture, or a lack thereof, can impact your mental health, either positively or negatively.

The increase in housing density in New Zealand means people are living in smaller, often unusually-shaped spaces – which can be enhanced and maximised with the right fitting shelving, storage and furniture.

You sure can! We're registered with Humm so you can use your account with us.

At present, the only country that we deliver to is New Zealand.

We're expanding in to new countries soon though, so let us know where you're located and we'll be in touch when we're there!

We have a lot of demand, and it takes us a week or two to make it and it can take another week or two to arrange delivery and assembly at a time that suits you.

If the item that arrives does not match your order then please let us know and we'll replace it with on that does.

However, as each item is as unique as it's designer we can't take returns so please make sure that your design is what you want.

Consilio products are delivered in kits, with high quality, yet simple fixings, designed for easy installation or assembly. If help with installation or assembly is required, a professional Consilio installer is available for the service.

$150 and one of our trained professionals will come out to your house and assemble your piece right wehre you want it.