ABOUT US

Who is MARKIAN

A joint venture between two familiesthe Markian Legacy is inspired by and built on the shoulders of our fathers. The name itself embodying the inspiration, Mark and Ian. The legacy, whose core is relationships, carries true craft, professional excellence and relational authenticity that extends into every connection, our team, our customers, our suppliers, our natural environment. 

This legacy is woven into every piece crafted with the Markian name. Durability. Sustainability. Enduring design. 

Markian crafts quality bespoke furniture, luxurious interior objects, rugs and fine art to reflect what really matters to you. Excellence, innovation and a home that exudes comfort and style.

The Markian soul has a passionate love for craft, excellence and relationship. A remarkable and contrarian soul. A soul that values excellence and quality, innovation and luxury. A soul that values relationships.  

Your furniture should last as long as your legacy. We don’t compromise on production methods or the cost of raw materials when it comes to producing a quality product. We also don’t believe it should cost the earth. 

Australian made and manufactured, at Markian we work to shape and uphold the sustainable product standard. We pair our innovation and industry knowledge with the latest in research, development and technological advancements. As signatories of the UN Global Compact and with pending Environmental Certification, Markian strives to uphold sustainable and ethical practices in every part of their business. 

Markian pieces mean style, excellence and innovation. 

Markian pieces mean a bold, understated, timeless legacy. 

Remarkable, markedly different and contrarian, Markian.


Founders

Andrew Barrett

Andrew lives by the motto, ‘enjoy what you do’, and the nature of his work makes it possible to do so. For twenty-one years has worked consistently in the Barrett Group with an inclusive approach to all projects, working tirelessly to create his clients desired vision and explore untapped opportunities. 

The diversity of the projects keep every day interesting and his skill set exceptionally diverse; the one week may involve fitting a medical suite, while the next is focused on high-end joinery. The real highlight for Andrew is when clients understand the skills his team brings to their projects and invite them to be part of their grand opening plans. This inclusion has been the case with several clients including Strike Bowling Bars and their affiliated brands, as well as David Jones’ Disney Level at QE2 in Sydney.

Markian is an intuitive and consummate expansion of bespoke interior fit-outs and another beautiful offering in the Barrett group quiver. Andrew brings this versatility, eye for excellence and deep enjoyment for life and work to the Markian essence.

E. projects@markian.com.au
M. 0413 059 490

Justin Barrett

With more than twenty years of hands-on experience and a solid team to rely on in the Barrett Group, Justin confidently lives by the motto ‘everything will be ok’.

Justin takes a relationship-based approach to every project, where the aim is to create a lasting positive experience for clients rather than a simple sales transaction. Maintaining those values is easy when you have a team that treats each other like family. Job titles don’t get in the way of the work that needs to be done when leadership sets the example on a day-to-day basis. No matter what needs to get done, Justin prioritizes supporting his team in a practical way. 

Markian, the new beautiful offering in the Barrett group quiver, benefits from this exceptional leadership and experience. Justin brings this relational approach and people-first emphasis on the Markian essence.




E. accounts@markian.com.au
M. 0421 630 109

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Roz de Waal McKenzie

French-South African born Roz is the perfect mix of left and right brain. Starting her career in Law, she moved quickly into the luxury travel arena and language acquisition training, this led to the move to Australia and her long-suppressed passion for design. Roz, while studying at Torrens University, immersed herself in all things design and found herself the state chair of the Design Institute of Australia, leading her to cross paths with her now partner Chris. Together with Chris, she launched Unlmtd Agency, a multidisciplinary design agency located in the heart of Brisbane, Australia. Unlmtd created interiors, furniture, products and pushed the boundaries of creativity and technology. It was during this time, Roz entered the Andreu World International Design contest, and her success there with the inspiration that became the Ray table, lit the spark that is now Markian. Roz brings the design inspiration, the classic elegance and surprising contradiction that is the Markian essence.



E. design@markian.com.au
M. 0484 315 947

Chris de Waal McKenzie

Chris McKenzie is a design entrepreneur. Chris has years of experience in the fine art and commercial art consulting game. Chris has curated for diverse customers including art collections for brands like The Star Casino and the Sofitel. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris merged his two careers into one blurring the lines between art gallery and graphic design. He met Roz through his involvement with the Design Institute of Australia and together they launched Unlmtd Agency. From their studio in Brisbane, Unlmtd work ranged from design, to furniture to art, and their work followed a consistent conceptual path; relationship, task and legacy. In 2020, ever the entrepreneur,  Chris launched That Art Store, an online art gallery curated by a collective of designers, offering affordable luxury art prints and other objects of beauty. With stellar taste and a powerful work ethic, Chris has been shifting the paradigms of artists and designers about what’s possible with art in the commercial arena. He brings this passion, this paradigm challenging view, his deep artistic understanding to the Markian essence.

 
E.sales@markian.com.au
M. 0499 696 482