The invention was an instant local success, was internationally patented and first shown in the USA on the Oprah Show. In the following years licences were granted to a number of countries, including the USA, Japan and Canada.
Early in 2009, businessman Peter Algie became aware of the novel concept on the internet and quickly realised that it would be a great product for Australians and New Zealanders. After some further internet research he contacted the patent owners in Uruguay to find out more.
We have run a successful joinery business for the last 20 years, and since 2009 we have worked hard to make Hiddenbed accessible to as many customers as possible and making slight alterations for our home markets of New Zealand and Australia.
We decided on a 'trial run' at the Wellington Home Show in order to test product acceptance and to gain feedback; subsequently launched into full product development.
We use the original Hiddenbed patented swivel mechanism while the entire unit is built at the Hiddenbed joinery factory in Greytown from where it is shipped nationwide.
The models available in New Zealand and Australia are a direct result of Pete’s design and joinery expertise. We have developed the Hiddenbed designs in response to Kiwi and Ausi preferences and requirements and with consideration for local materials
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Do you deliver nationwide?
Yes, we deliver Hiddenbed anywhere in Australia! Delivery to Melbourne is included; all other locations will be quoted at the time of enquiry.
What is the delivery time?
You will have your unit within 15 - 20 working days.
Are there any special access requirements when Hiddenbed is delivered?
Our furniture is delivered flat pack which makes it easy for delivery at your end. That also means you don't need to worry about access issues.
Can I be certain that you have my preferred size and finish of Hiddenbed in stock?
Because our product range offers a number of possible finishes and configurations, we make every unit to order. However, we've streamlined our manufacturing process which means that your order will have a minimal lead time.