Established in Melbourne during 2014 by Michael Dernaj & Kate Steele, Artefact Industries takes pride in fostering the spirit of innovation and creativity through our collaborations with an inspiring network of Melbourne innovators. This network enables us to always deliver superior quality and form in our product solutions.

Michael Dernaj

Managing Director

Michael was exposed to custom furniture, manufactured in his family's joinery business. He gained an honours degree in Interior & Exhibition Design and went onto represent leading brands such as XAL and Moroso.
He lives out his passion for design by supporting local manufacturers and designers in Melbourne and draws inspiration for his product concepts from a diverse range of non-architectural sources.

Kate Steele

Design Director

Kate is an industrial designer with a background in garment construction. She has developed bespoke products for a variety of projects during her career in the lighting industry along with exhibiting furniture at Milan’s Salon Satellite.
Kate has an exceptional ability to translate concepts into realised products, she strives to review and refine this process with every new project.

Featured Clients

Corporate & Education

Campaign Monitor
AON Insurance
Hesta Insurance
AIA Insurance
ESS Super
Red Energy
Janus Henderson
Cancer Council of Victoria
Bank of Melbourne
Bank of America
Wespac Bank
Johnson and Johnson
Downer Group
Vision Australia
Latrobe University
University of South Australia
Lonely Planet
Metro Trains
Australian Tax Office

Hospitality & Entertainment

Domaine Chandon
Snake & Herring Winery
Westin Hotel
Sensory Lab
Uncle Resturants
Wilson & Market Restaurant
Marae Izakaya
White Rabbit Brewery
Uncle Restaurant
Sky City Casino Darwin
Sky City Casino Adelaide
Sydney Cricket Ground
Victorian Racing Club
Yabby Creek Winery
Rydges Hotel
Short Stop Donuts
Rod Laver Arena
Sub-Urban by Belluci's
Town & Country Pizza
Waterslide Bar
Bawa Cafe


Black Hearts & Sparrows
Dendy Cinemas
Greater Union Cinemas
Majestic Cinemas
Di-Lorenzo Tiles
Bell & Barnett
Shona Joy
Yi Dian Xin Changi