SAM + CHRIS
We are the best of friends and we design and create steel-framed furniture in Melbourne.
Design, people and sustainability are the pillars of our business.
More than anything, we want you to own ethically made quality furniture you’ve helped design. This is an entirely collaborative process, and it’s simple.
Chris (our designer and craftsman) is a tall guy, his surname is Garmey and he wore green overalls as an apprentice.
This combination saw Chris nicknamed Gumby, after the tall green rubber figurine of the 1950s.
Over time Gumby became, among many variations, oompii goompy and eventually just oompii.
When it came time to give us a name, we wanted something easy to remember and a bit unique, so oompii it was.
Just by chance and to our delight it later dawned on us that 'oom' are the last three letter of Sam's surname too.
There are so many worthwhile causes out there, these are some that we've chosen to support.
Please click on the logos if you'd like to learn more about each.
We are always open to feedback about our business and processes, so please let us know if there’s anything you think we could be doing more of. We will keep you up to date with any new or improved processes as we continue learning how to navigate this industry responsibly.