About Kist Displays

A passionately creative, highly skilled team of artisans – ready to build your vision.

Family owned and operated, right here in Melbourne

For 12 years we’ve been designing, crafting and building the dreams and visions of some of Australia’s leading retailers and brands.

Initially the brainchild of co-founder Michael – trained as a furniture designer – we started out by creating customised products for the creative industries. But we soon realised we could translate our skills across to events and workplaces to make memorable experiences for more people.

Today, our display plinths and timber furniture have been commissioned by leading Australian brands like Holden, Sotheby's/Smith & Singer, MECCA, Kookai and Tennis Australia. For us, nothing beats quality materials backed by a personal touch, which is why 50% of our business are returning clients.

Kist Displays Directors

What we value

Gallery quality

Gallery quality

Our furniture is made to high standards with a seamless design aesthetic. What we build is both beautiful and illuminating, enhancing any objects they support.

Made to last

Made to last

You won’t find any poorly fabricated furniture here. We’re proud of our manufacturing processes and even offer a refurbishment service to help your products live longer.

Choice

Choice

At times, you might need something simple in a standard size. Other times, you might need a bespoke solution. Flexibility and choice are cornerstones for us because your vision is worth it.

Convenience

Convenience

Let’s face it, life is busy. Our custom designs, delivery services and flexible choices exist to make your life easier. We’re always looking for ways to streamline what we do to give you the best experience possible.

Supported

Supported

This is how we want you to feel, every step of the way. From that first design right through to installation, we’ll be there to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.

Meet the team

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

director, warehouse & operations manager

Dedicated entrepreneur and multi-small business owner, Michael is our Lead Designer and Head of Operations in manufacturing Kist Display’s Australian-made fine furniture. He’s the maker of memorable and lasting timber solutions.

Genèvre Becker

Genèvre Becker

director, office manager

Genèvre is the support for our talented team and is the glue that keeps it all together. When she’s not troubleshooting with Michael or the team, she’s helping our clients get the most out of our project when we work together.

Jenna Corcoran

Jenna Corcoran

warehouse assistant

Jenna started working for Kist in December 2021, assisting in the workshop learning the tools of the trade while fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking. On her days away from the workshop she teaches Creative Arts at Victoria University and works on her own arts practice performing, filming, drawing and writing.

See our work out in the world

Looking to wow crowds at your next event or brand activation?

We’ve made sharp edge display plinths for a skincare photoshoot, sculpture bases and even refurbished old and tired plinths for art galleries. Our minds are open to entertaining any and all wild ideas, so get in touch with us to start a conversation about what’s possible.