This desk is being sold under consignment by a private seller from PALMVIEW, in the SUNSHINE COAST region, Queensland but can be transported Australia-wide for a reasonable additional fee.
I travelled to the SUNSHINE COAST and personally worked with this piece.
The listed price of $1295 is for the desk-section only. There is also a set of drawers that can be purchased SEPARATELY- it rolls under the open desk section at the front (the drawer section is on wheels). We have two of these desks so we have two drawer sections on wheels (as shown in these photos).
Pacific Green desks are hard to get second-hand. This is the FIRST second-hand one we’ve ever had in 20 years of trading. Be quick otherwise you might be waiting another 20 years!
Provenance and Background Info
This desk is 2nd-hand and 15 to 20 YEARS OLD. It’s in extremely good condition though as our photos show.
The description below was written in 2022- some information such as values will be time-sensitive.
An exceptional desk made from HARDWOOD (PALMWOOD) by Pacific Green. My vendor purchased two of these desks at the same time. They came out of the Fijian Consulate / High Commission in Canberra. This is an extremely rare piece with an interesting provenance. It’s hard to get a desk that is stunning from both sides. This piece could sit in the centre of a space. The tribal front would hide all your work-clutter for a tidy, “clean” look. This piece would also be ideal as a reception counter- you’ll never find anything else like it again. The piece is very clever in that it consists of 3 separate sections. Pacific Green Furniture is notorious for being very heavy (this is hardwood with a solid steel sub-structure) but this one is easy to move around. The top comes off easily and the drawer section is additional- it rolls under the top- (the drawers don’t come standard with the desk- you can choose to purchase it separately from Pacific Green).
At the time of writing (2022) the desk-section alone retails for AUD $3,779- there have been recent price spikes across all Pacific Green furniture (I’d say because of increases in freight- both domestically and internationally). At our price this piece is a no-brainer investment. These retail for about TRIPLE this new and this one is in excellent condition overall. EXCEPTIONAL workmanship, EXCEPTIONAL investment, STUNNING look and VERY RARE. There’s no shitty Parker “Weetbix-chipboard” here. If this is moved with any sense I see no reason why it won’t last forever.
Pacific Green is at the pinnacle in my eyes- they offer it all and also have their own original style. I’ve stocked several Pacific Green items in the past that drew immediate interest from international buyers in the UK, USA and Canada. One of these people communicated with me for over a month trying to make arrangements for shipping to Canada. (International Buyers note- shipping of this piece won’t be cheap and will take about 6 months.)
When I came across my first Pacific Green design about 10 years ago I immediately researched the Pacific Green brand more. I decided within 2 minutes I wanted to stock Pacific Green whenever I could find it. (Although in saying that there are some earlier designs I don’t like and won’t stock.)
Pacific Green is not as obscure as I first imagined. The business originated from the Post & Rail brand which started in Sydney in the 1970’s. I’ve stocked Post & Rail furniture before and would stock the right designs again- (the quality of P & R is exceptional). Post & Rail grew into an international brand and in the late-1980’s they did the unthinkable. With a highly successful brand they changed tack completely. With the world’s new concern with deforestation and ecological threats, Post & Rail closed and re-branded as Pacific Green. Pacific Green searched the world for a sustainable quality timber for their future furniture production- the solution? Coconut wood. In the South Pacific, they found vast abandoned plantations of coconut palm trees, which were commercially planted in the early-1900s but had reached the end of productive fruiting. The best part? Coconut wood is more resilient than virtually any timber on earth. It thrives in areas battered by tropical cyclones.
After I’d found out that not only did I want the suite I’d found, I wanted to start stocking NEW Pacific Green furniture in iNVISeDGE (which would be a first for us because we only stock used items). But there’s more. Pacific Green set a benchmark for modern, sustainable business in the Pacific. In the late-1980’s land was leased in Fiji, not bought, to respect indigenous ownership. Their factory was built in consultation with the surrounding villages and employed only local people. Business and skills training programs were established. The majority of the company was initially owned by Fijians- the drive of the business is still Australian, the designing arm happens here in Australia. These designs are now sought-after the world over.
Pacific Green today has grown from that little furniture-making firm that started in the Rocks, Sydney back in 1973 (as Post & Rail). I am inspired and heartened they changed tack back in the late 1980’s when ecological threats were barely thought of.
Pacific Green furniture is crafted BY HAND- a dying art but one that needs to be nurtured. Pacific Green is durable and will become the antiques of tomorrow. Honestly I can write nothing critical about this sideboard or Pacific Green- if I wasn’t busy with iNVISeDGE I’d want to work with them.
I love scouting to find exciting furniture. Brands like Pacific Green are the reason I do this job. They ignite inspiration, tick every box and prove that businesses can be successful, ecologically responsible and socially-aware. This desk has been built to last and will continue to tell stories well after you and I are gone- just like Post & Rail furniture has already done. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill.