A maker of quality furniture, Charles Hinckfuss of MCM House has asserted himself as a leader in Australian design.


Mr Hinckfuss wears Gant shirts and, below, denim jeans with his own Nike sneakers.

You might not have heard of Charles Hinckfuss, but you’ve no doubt sat on one of his couches. Under the guise of MCM House, Mr Hinckfuss crafts some of the most spectacular – deep-seated, plush, and rendered in natural fibres such as linen – alongside raw timber tables, leather dining chairs and upholstered arm chairs. “Classic, contemporary furniture with an ageless focus on materials and finishes,” is how Mr Hinckfuss describes his design ethos.

MCM House began more than five years ago and today runs for the most part from a retail store in Surry Hills, Sydney, where the owner and designer sells limited edition prints and bespoke accessories alongside his furniture. “I tend to like contrasting styles of high and low-brow,” says Mr Hinckfuss of the eclectic mix. “Environments need to stimulate and the home should not feel like a hotel or office, so a strong mixture is pretty important.”

Photography Liz Ham | Styling Jolyon Mason
Grooming Linda Jefferyes | Hair Sophie Roberts