About Us

Established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn in Auckland, ECC Lighting+Furniture is a privately owned company that has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in design and quality.


Grandson Mike Thorburn, has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 20 years. Mike has grown the company significantly and under his guidance, ECC became the only company to service both the New Zealand and Australian markets when it purchased the Nova lighting business in Australia in 1988. This direction was further consolidated after Mike’s buy out, in conjunction with Russell Napier, of the company in 2003.


ECC Lighting+Furniture is proud to exclusively represent some of the worlds leading furniture and lighting agencies and we firmly believe in building long term relationships, as evidenced by our association with all our brands. Brands we represent draw on the talents of some of the world's leading designers.


A commitment to service levels is evident through our significant investment in stockholding, showroom facilities, and staffing levels. Specialised staff are dedicated to the retail or commercial areas of the business giving ECC a level of professionalism and service unequalled in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace. We are committed to stay at the forefront of the latest design and technical advances. We also acknowledge our responsibility to encourage and support the local design industry.


ECC Lighting+Furniture continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to increasingly demanding lighting and design requirements. We are skilled in sourcing product from every market to meet project briefs, from small refits to major landmarks.


Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for, and intend to continue.


We are proud to have established successful relationships with architects, designers, and clients throughout Australia and New Zealand, and we look forward to an opportunity to demonstrate how a company focused on quality and trust can meet your own lighting and furniture needs.