Building Products

An interview with Koskela

Founded in 2000 by Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky, GECA licensee Koskela produces Australian furniture that is beautiful, functional and durable. We asked what sets them apart from other furniture makers and what certification means to them.

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Founded in 2000 by Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky, Koskela produces Australian furniture that is beautiful, functional and durable.

The company takes pride in having a strong environmental focus and embraces the opportunity to create products that minimise the impact on our world. Koskela has created close partnerships with suppliers, manufacturers and craftspeople with the best standards in the country so that our clients can be offered the finest Australian-made products available.

Not only does local production support local industry and reduce energy costs, but it also means more flexibility in what can be offered – pieces are easily customised and shorter lead times are possible.

Koskela has achieved GECA certification on many items in our range of office and domestic furniture. These products satisfy all requirements for Green Star rated commercial fitouts and achieve full points on relevant Green Star calculators.

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Certified Products by Koskela

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AC Table
Anders Table
Anssi Table
Boab Table
Brolga Armchair
Brolga Bench
Brolga Coffee Table
Brolga Dining Table
Brolga Sofa – 2 /3 Seater
Bunji (Friend) Screen
Classic Armchair – Metal
Classic Armchair – Timber
Classic Sofa – 2 /3 seater – Timber
Classic Sofa – 2/3 seater – Metal
Compact Maudan Table
Desk – Metal Legs
Desk – Timber and Metal Legs
Disc Table
Gulima (Basket) Bean Bag
Gungun (Basket) Classroom Caddy
Guwal (Senior) Chair
HB Table
Jack Whiteboard
Jacob Armchair
Jacob Collaboration
Jacob Hideaway – Highback – Return (multiple combinations)
Jacob Hideaway – Highback – Single (multiple combinations)
Jacob Hideaway – Midback – Return (multiple combinations)
Jacob Hideaway – Midback – Single (multiple combinations)
Jacob Highback Retreat
Jacob Highback Sofa – Single, 2/3 Seater
Jacob Meet 4/6 seater
Jacob Midback Retreat
Jacob Midback Sofa – Single, 2/3 Seater
Jacob Phone Booth
Jacob Sofa – 2/3 Seater
Jake Bench
Jake Bench – Upholstered
Jake Chair
Jake Stool
Jim Outdoor Bench – No back
Jim Outdoor Bench – With back
Jim Outdoor Chair
Jim Outdoor Pill Table
Jim Outdoor Round Table
Jim Outdoor Stool – High with Back
Jim Outdoor Stool – Medium with Back
Jim Outdoor Stool – Low/Medium/High
Juha Whiteboard
Karels Stool – Low
Karels Stool – Low Upholstered
Konverse Chair
Laptop Table
Marri (Large) Built-in Storage Unit
Maudan Table
Mika Table
Mudai (Soft) Floor Cushion
Mudai (Soft) Ottoman – Small/Large
Murrira (Line) Stool
Murrira (Line) Stool – CUSHION
Ngalawa (Sit) Junior /Senior Booth Table
Ngalawa (Sit) Junior /Senior Ottoman
Ngalawa (Sit) Junior Single /Double/ Corner
Ngalawa (Sit) Senior/Single/Double/Corner
Ngarang (Junior) Chair
Ngayiri (Bring or Carry) Storage Unit
Ngurra (Camp) Senior Booth Table
Ngurra (Camp) Sofa
Patonga Table
PBS Coffee Table
PBS Screen (Workstation)
PBS Table
Polska Stool
Quadrant Soft Sofa and Ottoman
Sled Base Barstool
Stilt Coffee Table – Small/Medium/Large
Stirrup Table
String Table
Y Series Table
Yakka (Work) Small / Large Standing
Yakka (Work) Small /Large Seated
Zen Low Table

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What our clients say about us

Clients say it’s GECA or nothing. If you don’t have GECA certification it’s a negative. GECA certification is a priority for Haworth.

John Stamoulos

GECA is seen by major clients across Australia and internationally to be a credible organisation that provides certification to forward thinking companies that seek to maintain and further environmental standards. Envirofluid is glad to be associated with the GECA label”.

Lydia Ohlmeyer, Marketing and Operations Manager

Being an environmentally aware business, we needed a way to ensure, adhere and implement sustainably preferable strategies into our business plan. The team at GECA is co-operative and their guidance ensured that we not only complied with green standards, but exceeded them. The process is credible and well-received in the market place and ensures that we are set apart from the not-so-genuine ‘greenwashing’ companies.

Donna McMullen, Director 

Having GECA certification gives added credibility to our already strong Europlank brand. The GECA ecolabel confirms that Havwoods Europlank has been rigorously assessed for its impact over its life cycle and it is safer for our clients, their families and colleagues. When you choose Havwoods GECA certified Europlank you can have confidence in the environmental and health claims of this product range.

David Hickson, General Manager

GBCA Green Star projects are a fantastic way of promoting environmentally aware developments that benefit all parties involved. Jardan is committed to the advertisement of eco-labelling as a means of encouraging sustainable practice,

Andy Collins, Design Assistant

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