The story of Gallery Systems started some 30 years ago. After quitting the corporate world in 1984 founder and inventor, Bruce Green, bought a retail furniture and decorating business in Sydney, Australia where his path towards picture hanging systems began. Coincidentally, the store sold a lot of prints. Luckily for our story there was no adequate hanging system in the store. So, Bruce set about installing one. As with most first incarnations, the system did not work very well. Back to the drawing board! Bruce set about designing a system which was both strong enough to hang the pictures he needed to display as well as being easy to use. The first system worked well enough, but it was a bit ‘rough around the edges’. After further development, the system was patented.
But, that was not the end of the journey. In 1991 Bruce moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia to launch the new version of The Gallery System. Since this launch many new products have been introduced. These include a stainless steel cable system, a traditional picture rail system, an integrated lighting system, the Slimline art hanging system and more recently the Clearline range of products.
Over the years sales grew quickly and interest was shown from the US. Exhibiting Gallery Systems’ products at a New York trade show in the mid 90’s led to a major American distribution and exports around the world.
Apart from introducing new products to the market the biggest move for Gallery Systems in recent times was to start selling products online in the United Kingdom and Europe. One of the key factors in keeping Gallery Systems competitive within the UK market is storing the products in a warehouse in Leicestershire. The goods are dispatched from there keeping the costs low and delivery fast.
Since 1991 Gallery Systems has expanded from a small workshop to a factory manufacturing and exporting products across the globe. We are still Australian owned and operated, and a major percentage of the product we manufacture is made and/or processed in Australia.
Some of the prestige locations you can find Gallery Systems’ products are –