Shelving & Media Units

Home Office

Freemans Bay

Glen Eden

Mt Eden

Grey Lynn

St Marys Bay


Apartmento products will last a lifetime and beyond...

We create beautifully designed, precision-manufactured contemporary furniture and cabinetry for a discerning clientele whose expectations of quality surpass the everyday. Core to Apartmento's philosophy is that the spaces and things we fill them with reflect our personalities and can provide comfort and respite from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Our products' build quality is as renowned as their functional beauty and sit just as well in a truly contemporary space as a more traditional home.

All Apartmento furniture and cabinetry is designed and manufactured in-house, giving the company unprecedented control over all aspects of the process. This means we're able to initiate a design for you from scratch or, if you already have drawings etc, our design background will ensure that key design elements aren't lost to standard cabinetmaking norms but rather are implemented with integrity for the design intent.


The Apartmento brand started in 1996 as a retailer of interior accessories and imported French furniture. Throughout the nineties, the emphasis moved steadily towards furniture. The previous owner began by importing Canadian and Australian furniture and, frustrated at the fussy designs then available, began designing his own furniture to sell under the Apartmento name. This led to current owner, Stuart Bowman, joining the company in early 2000. As a designer and craftsman, Stuart drove a tighter furniture focus and established Apartmento's vertically integrated structure (design-manufacture-retail).

In 2016 Apartmento expanded into full cabinetry fit-outs, including Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundries, etc. By utilising the skills and design methodology that is reflected in our furniture, we create interiors that are just as functional as they are beautiful. Apartmento today is built on the foundation of quality furniture manufacturing and craftsmanship, ensuring a no-compromise attitude is brought to all of our projects.

Stuart Bowman

Stuart completed his Bachelor of Product Design before moving to Sydney where he lived for 10 years. He worked as Philips' in-house designer before joining KWA Design Group as managing partner, working with international brands such as Nokia and Philips. Stuart returned to New Zealand in 1997 and established a factory to manufacture his own furniture designs. This led to a partnership with Apartmento and his eventual acquisition of the whole company.

Stuart remains actively involved in the business and works closely with clients to ensure that together they can achieve the best possible outcome. Stuart and his team continue to design all new Apartmento pieces.