Originally called Galleria, Designers' Collection was based in
Wolf Street in Central Auckland and sold a range
of furniture mainly originating from Australia.
Gradually Interior Designers were attracted to the unique product
Andi and Timmy relocated to Arney Road in Remuera for a time
before discovering in 1992 that the Blind Foundation complex on the
corner of Broadway & George St in Newmarket was vacant.
An article in the New Zealand Herald covered the
intriguing story about the ghosts of the Blind Foundation. On
first viewing, the space that Designers' Collection now occupies
was completely empty bar a single light bulb, bath for soaking cane
(used for weaving baskets) and a toilet.
The space was tranformed and exhibited a range of furniture
including locally upholstered furniture, imported frames and cane
furniture. The walls of the showroom were painted Armadillo
and the majority of the furniture was covered in neutral coloured
In December 2004, Andi and Timmy sold Designers' Collection to
the current owners Rod and Mary Hanna.