About Us

Post Industrial Design is a design store committed to sustainable local production through the investment of local Designers and Artists’ work. Our shop showcases a range of giftware, artwork and jewellery with a strong focus on recycling.

We delight in all things quirky and left-of-field. We resist the notion of a throw away society. We rebel against the populist thought that good design is all about ‘straight lines’ . . . and YES we sometimes think minimalism can be boring. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY we think one should buy art because they love it and not because it matches the sofa.

So who are we? We are Mary Long and Jos Van Hulsen. We have lived here in West Footscray since 1997 with our two children a dog and a cat. Our shop is located at 638 Barkly Street, West Footscray. Jos sets the mood with his amazing designs. Beds, lighting, coat racks and dining tables – to name just a few of his creations.  

Check out this little video. It only goes for a few minutes but it probably describes Jos's work and process better than any words can . . . 

In addition to what is in the shop, Jos specializes in custom made designs. Operating from his studio in West Footscray, Jos’s work features in prominent businesses and homes throughout Melbourne. He continues to service those looking for strong sculptural design elements. Offering a point of difference to any space or building.

To complement his work, Mary scours the country for beautiful Home wares, furniture, accessories and Children’s gifts all can be found online and in–store. At the end of the day we are in the business of stuff . . . “staggeringly cool stuff”

Mary & Jos xx

Oh . . . and we also host exhibitions and events. If you are interested in coming along subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page