About Us

Great Dane Contract has a vast product range from the Scandinavian brands we exclusively represent in Australia; many of which have never hit our shores before and are not available to our showrooms or online. With the new contract division of Great Dane we are now able to specify these products to the industry, which we believe suit the modern Australian life seamlessly.

Anton Assaad

Founder & Director

Raised in a family with a Grandfather who hand-crafted furniture inspired by mid-century design, it’s fair to say that our founder and Director, Anton Assaad, has classic Scandinavian design in his blood.

A committed and passionate devotee of its precision, simplicity, and aesthetic beauty, Anton’s love of mid-century, modern furniture transcends all that he does – and Great Dane proves testament to this.

Equipped with an eye for quality and powered by an exclusive, longstanding network of Scandinavian furniture dealers, suppliers, and craftsmen; Anton’s deep knowledge and penchant for classic Danish design embodies the very spirit of Great Dane and ensures our consistent quality and exclusivity.

Great Dane Contract story

Australia’s premier purveyor of Scandinavian design, Great Dane, has introduced a new element to its contemporary and classic furniture range with the Contract Division, specifically designed for architects, interior designers and specifiers.

Great Dane Contract offers a service that ensures industry professionals have access to the complete collections from Scandinavia’s most renowned lighting and furniture design houses, over and above than what can be viewed in the Great Dane stores.

Appealing to specifiers seeking to fit-out medium to large-scale projects or wanting unique stand out pieces, Great Dane Contract also suits the purchaser looking for a broader product range than is habitually offered in retail.

Over the past eight years, Great Dane’s founder, Anton Assaad, has developed strategic relationships with Scandinavia’s most established design brands, therefore can bring this unique offering to the Australian marketplace.

"It has been a great pleasure to watch the Scandinavian design trend continue in its strength in Australia to become a classic and at the same time, contemporary. To know that the products are appreciated by so many, we have responded by providing access to full product ranges.

"Australia’s design industry is a continuous evolution and for Great Dane to be a part of that is very exciting. What Great Dane has to offer is unique in Australia because we are exclusive suppliers for many of our brands," Anton said.

A selection of Scandinavia’s most renowned design brands including Fredericia, One Collection (Finn Juhl), &Tradition (Verner Panton), Erik Buch for Preben Schou, Arne Jacobsen, Moller are now available through Great Dane Contract.

A catalogue is available that contains a sneak peak at their range of furniture and lighting which can be specified. Head of the new Contract Division, Sarah Rupley, is delighted to be representing this new offering for Great Dane.

"This is such a unique service and very specialised. I’m lucky to be so close and involved in the Contract Division. To have access to so many beautiful pieces created by our great range of suppliers in fantastic!: she said.