|Industry||Kitchenwares and Homewares|
|Key people||Alexander Gransbury (founder)|
Dreamfarm (The Dream Farm Pty Ltd) is a design company headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in Australian Capital Canberra in 2003, Dreamfarm’s range includes innovative kitchenwares and homewares, with potato masher Smood the best-selling product.
Dreamfarm was founded in 2003 by the then 22-year-old Alexander Gransbury. The company’s first product was the coffee grind knockbox, Grindenstein. Feeling frustrated with no easy way to dispose of the used coffee grinds from his home espresso machine, Gransbury built the first ever Grindenstein prototype out of a PVC pipe and a construction bolt. Within twelve months, Grindenstein – now made out of ABS plastic and Santoprene rubber – was being sold in selected retail stores around Australia, while still being built at Gransbury’s family residence in Canberra. By the end of 2005, Grindenstein was being sold nationally and internationally.
Dreamfarm’s production was moved offshore in 2006, so the company could continue to meet the increasingly high demand and provide products of an optimum quality. From there it was able to concentrate on designing and producing more products and extending the range.
In 2007, Dreamfarm secured distribution agencies in Canada, the USA and New Zealand. Dreamfarm Europe BV was launched to sell directly to European retailers.
As the company continued to expand, the need to be based in a larger city became apparent. It relocated its headquarters to Brisbane, Queensland, in January 2008. To sell directly to the expanding USA market, Dreamfarm USA Inc was established in May 2008.
The company won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award in March 2010 for Clongs - the click-lock sit up tongs.
The following is a list of Dreamfarm products, the year they were introduced and a brief description:
|2003||Grindenstein||Coffee grind knockbox and recycling station|
|2007||Scizza||Flat-based scissor for cutting pizza, pastry and fabric and protecting the cutting surface|
|2007||Gripet||Mountable note holder|
|2007||Smood||Spring-based potato masher|
|2009||Vebo||Silicone vegetable steamer and boiler|
|2009||Oni||Spreading, cutting and slicing all-in-one sandwich knife|
|2010||Clongs||Button-lock tongs that sit up off the bench|
|2010||Supoon||Scraping cooking spoon that sits up off the bench|
|2010||Teafu||Silicone pump-action tea infuser|
|2010||Chobs||Chopping board attachments that lift the board up and let you chop on both sides|
|2010||Chopula||Chopping, scraping spatula that sits up off the bench|
|2010||Tapi||Tap attachment that converts a tap into a drink fountain|
|2011||Membo||Mountable 7-day job reminder|
|2011||15 Inch Barbecue Clongs||Button-lock tongs that sit up off the bench, with barbecue-friendly tips|
- Company website
- Kitchen wizard Alexander Gransbury creates a stir – The Courier-Mail Article – 25 January 2009
- Brits gobble up Australian products and ideas – The Courier-Mail Article – 25 January 2009
- Young guns make their mark on business - Dynamic Business Article – 28 October 2009
- My lightbulb moment – Virgin Blue Voyeur Magazine Article – September 2009 – p42
- Canberra companies kick goals in Ireland – ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope Media Release – 14 October 2005