About Canterbury Office Furniture (COF)

Canterbury Office Furniture is not a new company! We are the retail arm of our parent company, Douglas Furniture Ltd, which has been manufacturing and selling quality office furniture since 1957.

Our General Manager, Grant McAlister, has over 20 years industry experience.


Grant McAlister,
General Manager of Canterbury Office Furniture.


Established and respected

It all started out over 50 years ago with our first factory situated on Selwyn Street in Christchurch. Steady growth over subsequent year’s drove a need for enhanced production space, prompting a move to newer, more suitable premises on Coleridge and Brisbane streets.

Looking into the future and seeing an opportunity to better serve the Christchurch market, April 1998 saw the appointment of Grant McAlister as Sales Manager. Grant is well known in the Christchurch office furniture market for his extensive industry knowledge and commitment to a high level of customer service. Grants passion for the company to offer products and service levels that aimed to achieve total customer/client satisfaction resulted in the formation of Canterbury Office Furniture in 1999.

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, both manufacturing and sales, with showroom, are now situated at 80 Hayton Road, Wigram. Our continued aim is to provide a level of quality and service that exceeds our valued customers expectations. Manufacturing our products on site enables us to keep pricing realistic and at a level that saves you money (and shocks our competitors). A further benefit is the ability for us to fulfill customer orders quickly.


Our Online Store

www.cof.co.nz – Our website showcases a number of the products we manufacture on site (look for the blue “made right here” banner) or source from third party suppliers. Our range, however, is not limited to the products shown on line, but hopefully allows you to start getting ideas for your work space from the comfort of your home or office.

COF Online embraces our personal commitment to provide excellence in service and quality to our customers, all at prices well below what you might expect to pay. Shop at your time and convenience with the assurance of receiving the same level of service and prompt delivery you would receive in person onsite from Grant, Cameron or Nicolle at our showroom situated at 80 Hayton Rd, Wigram. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email for a more personalised service.

Grant – 021 500 033 or grantm@cof.co.nz

Cameron – 021 499 712 or cameronb@cof.co.nz

Nicolle – 021 921 711 or nicolleb@cof.co.nz


Quality and service second to none

We believe in only the best for our customers. Our machinery incorporates state of the art computer technology, ensuring each piece of your office furniture is cut precisely and finished perfectly. This enables us to offer you a fabulous selection of office furniture at great value. Canterbury Office Furniture complements the Douglas Furniture range with products from other suppliers of quality office furniture and accessories. When it comes to your office furniture needs, look no further than COF.


80 Hayton Road, Wigram,
Christchurch, New Zealand
© Canterbury Office Furniture 2013.