Far Pavilions founder and CEO Michael Edwards.
Far Pavilions founder and CEO Michael Edwards. Nicholas Falconer

Popular furniture store collapses into administration

A KAWANA furniture store is one of three to close as Queensland retailer Far Pavilions collapses into voluntary administration.

Located at Home Central on Kawana Way, Birtinya, Far Pavilions Kawana closed along with stores at Browns Plains and Townsville after the Queensland furniture retailer was taken over by external administrators PPD Advisory on July 8.

Stores at Fortitude Valley, Bundall, Carseldine, Helensvale, Logan and Toowoomba remain open, while the Rockhampton outlet closed last month.

Founded in 1995 in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington by current CEO Michael Edwards, Far Pavilions Interiors Pty Ltd imported furniture from around the world and sold a line of home furnishing accessories made exclusively.

Brisbane-born Mr Edwards went to school in Nambour and moved away from the Sunshine Coast at age 21.

At the time the told the Daily his east-meets-west concept for the store followed naturally from his love of travel and the name Far Pavilions reflected the distant origins of its goods.

RELATED: The owner of Far Pavilions is no couch sitter

Potential buyers of Far Pavilions Interiors Pty Ltd and its assets reportedly had until July 19 to contact administrators Michael Owen and Martin Ford of PPB Advisory.

The Courier Mail reported customers had taken to Facebook to complain they had not been offered refunds.

If you have been affected by the closure of Far Pavilions please contact nicky.moffat@scnews.com.au

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