About Canterbury Office Furniture (COF)


Canterbury Office Furniture is the customer facing, retail and solutions based component of our business. Our parent company, Douglas Furniture Ltd, has a proud and long history in the industry, manufacturing and selling quality office furniture since 1957.

A change of ownership took place in August 2015. New owners Howard & Robyn Nossiter are thrilled to be involved in the business and are supported by a well-respected and knowledgeable Team.


Established and respected

It all started out over 60 years ago with our first factory situated on Selwyn Street in Christchurch. Steady growth over subsequent years 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, Canterbury Office Furniture (COF) was established in 1999. We now service a highly respected and valued growing customer base throughout New Zealand.

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, both manufacturing and sales, with showroom, relocated to a new site at 80 Hayton Road, Wigram. The combination of having both manufacturing and our sales Team on site enables us to work closely with customers. We take great pride in producing bespoke or tailor made products specific to customer requirements, however, also have the ability to mass produce “one size fits all” joinery.


More recently, the business has grown into providing a solutions based office furniture and commercial fit out service.

“Our aim is to call on the experience and knowledge of the Team to offer our respected clients a service that covers more than just a sales transaction”.


COF & DF continue to lead the office furniture industry with the latest trends, designs, colours and textures, while encouraging clients to think outside the square and have us design and manufacture custom made office fit out, all made on our premises next to our new showroom.

Come and see us, let us make the difference with your office space.

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 products we source from third party suppliers. Our range is not limited to the products shown on line, but may help 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, advice and quality to our customers. View 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 one of our sales team at our showroom situated at 80 Hayton Road, Wigram.

Please feel free to contact us via phone or email for a more personalised service.

Scott Lamont – 021 499 712 or scottl@cof.co.nz

Charlotte Lockhart – 021 921 711 or charlottel@cof.co.nz

Chanelle Fettes – 03 3775982 Sales Support  or salessupport@cof.co.nz



Quality and service second to none

We strive to provide memorable service and exemplary quality, this is supported by our commitment to continued investment in team, machinery and technology. Our “locally manufactured” Canterbury Office Furniture range of products is complemented by a range of products sourced from a number of other NZ based importers and manufacturers.

When it comes to your workspace furniture or commercial fit out needs, look no further than COF.