We are common people.
We are Smith and Others.


Smith and Others design and make sustainable projects with architects, interior designers and private clients, including custom joinery and freestanding furniture.


short division photo by Peter Whyte






Smith and Others was founded by JoJo Smith and Matty C Smith in 2015. We design and make custom furniture and architectural joinery from our bay side workshop located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. Our projects range from private commissions for small pieces of furniture to custom joinery for architects and interior designers. Our work has been shortlisted for numerous art and design awards (Hobart Art Prize, Design Tasmania Award, Clarence Furniture Prize, Workshopped) and has been featured in some of Australia’s leading interior design publications (Green Magazine, Inside Out, Home Beautiful). We strive to use only ethically considered materials and finishes for both our benefit in the workshop and our clients benefit at home and the workplace. We put a lot of care and attention to detail into the design and construction of every item so that it can be enjoyed for a long time. We love what we do.


Furniture Designer
Cabinet Maker

After completing a trade in cabinet making, Matty studied furniture design at the University of Tasmania [UTAS] school of architecture and design. He was awarded the Victoria and Tasmania Design Institute Australia [DIA] Graduate of the Year Award in object design [furniture]. Upon returning to Brisbane, Matty worked as a freelance designer and project manager before starting Smith and Others with JoJo Smith. Matty’s work is on permanent display as a part of the Wood Collection at Design Tasmania in Launceston.


Clever Sort

JoJo worked in the accounts team for a national furniture retailer before going on to study business at the University of Tasmania [UTAS] and was awarded the UTAS Business School Entrepreneurship prize. After graduating JoJo completed her CPA while working as an accountant specialising in the creative industries and undertook further study to become a registered tax agent. JoJo divides her time between creative pursuits at Smith and Others with Matty C Smith and her accounting business Clever Sort.