Dutchman Nico Johannes van Putten arrived in Australia in 1960 with business ambitions and a talent for watchmaking. Nick turned his hand to jewellery, developing a precision process to create earrings, which he exported worldwide. In the 1990s he diversified into tap making, employing 25 staff. Today Sussex is in the capable and caring hands of Nick’s family. For the new Sussex generation customisation and the expression of individual tastes are exciting motivators for continued innovation. Yet while they have an eye to the future, they uphold Nick’s legacy of quality and precision.
Notable Projects: We have worked closely with high-end retailers and developers to achieve beautiful interior projects. A few recent notable projects have been: the Norsu Home, Middle South East Cafe by Biasol and The Bower by Byron Beach Abodes.
Our Suba range celebrates Australia’s love of minimalist design. The bold shapes of modernism inspired us to craft a collection that brings a sense of strength and balance to any setting. Understatement can be powerful and Suba’s restrained subtlety creates a striking effect.
The Monsoon shower head seeks to capture the invigorating sensuality of an open-air bathroom in the tropics. Its rich cascade will elicit a tingling wave of pleasure as it washes over you. Yet, as it’s crafted from the finest steel possible, the Monsoon has a reassuring solidness.
Inspired by European artistic practices and honed in our Melbourne studio, the Calibre collection was born from an appreciation of architecture and urban design. The ambitious vision for its unique and innovative lines has been realised in a flawless union of form and function.