Tony Schiavello engaged us to help him put his life story into a book to share with his family and the industry in which the name Schiavello is legendary; an autobiography proving that with hard work and determination Anything is Possible.
Tony Schiavello, a furniture maker by trade, migrated to Australia from Italy in the 1950s, bringing with him the tenacity and can-do attitude that drove him to set up business providing interior fit out and supplying and installing office partitions to Melbourne businesses.
Tony founded Schiavello in 1966 on the principles of innovation, quality and service excellence.
Today, Schiavello stands as a multi-disciplinary, global organisation that is ranked as one of Australia’s top 100 private companies.
At age 77, Tony Schiavello recounts his journey through a bounty of personal memories, insight and wisdom. It is a story that traverses eras, private and public domains, languages, cultures and continents, and one which is firmly rooted in family tradition.
“My hope is that by writing this story I can inspire others to follow their passion, to be determined, to embrace opportunities, and to venture out into the world with the mantra ‘Anything is possible.’” – Tony Schiavello