VELA - the latin word for sail - is an Australian lifestyle brand that celebrates world class design and superlative craftsmanship.

From its inception, VELA has delivered a simple, but rigorous mission: to offer highly-curated, exceptionally made products that enhance our everyday lives. As such, the brand’s products have been developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading craftspeople and artisans, who elevate the prosaic into the poetic.

Aesthetically speaking, VELA product’s are characterized by a streamlined, antipodean sensibility that is also highly international in its purview. Besides visual considerations, a VELA product must offer durability and timelessness; we believe a handcrafted object is one to be loved and enjoyed over a lifetime, even generations. VELA is staunchly anti-disposable. From the beginning, we’ve sought to showcase products that are ethically manufactured using materials that are ecologically sustainable. Given our respect for age-old traditions, we insist on honour and dignity during each step on the life cycle of an item.

These core values reflect the personal vision of the company’s founder Troy Tindill, a yachtsman who has spent his career sailing in prestigious races including the America’s Cup and the Sydney to Hobart. Growing up in New Zealand making first rate sails and yachts, Tindill became infatuated with independent craftsmanship, enduring quality and state of the art design. Just as a sailboat symbolises a voyage, each VELA product is imbued with inspiration, wonder and a sense of discovery.

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Taccia table lamp from Euroluce

Habitus Loves… Illusive Reflections

From perspective-shifting mirrors, to surfaces with sheen; from translucent tables to iridescent objets d’art, these reflective surfaces will delight and illude you.

Togo Sette by Ligne Roset from Domo | classic chunky lounge

Habitus Loves… A Voluptuous Sofa

Forget the straight lines and hard edges of minimalist design. Curvaceous shapes, sculptural forms, modular sofas and chunky lounge furniture makes for a room that loves to be lived in.

Habitus Loves… Hand-Crafted Comfort | Nala Rug from Armadillo & Co

Habitus Loves… Hand-Crafted Comfort

Whether it be woven from wicker, traditionally hand-knotted, or made of rattan and timber, there is something comforting about natural fibres and hand-crafted furniture.

Habitus Loves Lounging Around VELA | Habitus Living

Habitus Loves… Mood Lighting

Lighting is arguably one of the most atmospheric elements of any space, and these room-enhancing lighting solutions have us well-and-truly seduced.

Habitus Loves… Maximalism

Think ‘more is more’, but with a method. This Habitus Loves list is a combination of layers, colours and patterns that create a dramatic interior.

Habitus Loves… A Study Nook

Whether working from home or wanting to do some occasional studying, this Habitus Loves list can help you stay organised and avoid distractions.

Habitus Loves Lounging Around Living Edge eames chair

Habitus Loves… Lounging Around

Whether you want to pass time idly and indolently or to recline and relax, this Habitus Loves list is bound to make that happen.

Habitus Loves Art Deco Resurgence beetle chair by gubi

Habitus Loves… An Art Deco Resurgence

The Art Deco style is characterised by geometric shapes, strong arches, angles, and a high-contrast colour scheme. This Habitus Loves list sums it up perfectly.

Habitus Loves… Making A Statement

Adding a creative touch to any interior can be done through a selection of fine, bold and quirky designs. Habitus loves the following statement pieces.

Habitus Loves…Christmas

Guaranteed to take your Christmas celebrations this year to the next level, this list of our favourites is fun, quirky and can fit into any interior.