Ritossa History in SA

Ritossa History in SA

L Ritossa Furnishers was established in 1965 by its Managing Director, Louis Ritossa. It was first located in Hyde Park South Australia, where Louis used to re-cover and restore antique furniture and also began manufacturing in a small way.

After 3 years, Louis' wife, Patricia, joined the company and they moved into larger premises at Unley. Here, they produced wing back, deep button Chesterfields and spring edge suites.

Good enough for the Queen Mother's Visit to Parliament House!

Such was their growing reputation for fine craftsmanship, that Parliament House selected Ritossa's to refurbish all the antique chaise lounges, grandmother and grandfather chairs prior to a visit by the Queen Mother.

Moving to Beverley

In 1978, Ritossa's had outgrown the 7,500 square feet of the Unley premises and moved across to a 2 acre site in Beverley, west of Adelaide. Here they took pride in establishing one of the most modern and efficient upholstery factories in Australia. The Ritossa manufacturing  range had now extended to middle to upper level contemporary and traditional furniture.


Ritossa Furnishers have now created a more diversified range. Ritossa's specialty is custom made and made to measure furniture. These are some of the projects Ritossa's have been selected to supply

  • 1600 sofas for the Olympic Village in Sydney 2000
  • Furnishings for  the South Australia Premier's Departments
  • Refurbishment of the Kings Head Tavern
  • Supply of bed sofas to Adina Treasury Hotel
  • Supply of sofas to Franklin Street Apartments
  • Supply upholstry to Melbourne Crown Casino
  • Supply of seating at New Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide

A Family Company

Being a family company, Managing Director - Louis Ritossa, Junior Director - Mark Ritossa, and Company Secretary - Maria Christie (nee Ritossa) will be happy to assist you on a personal basis with any of your future requirements.