More than 70 years after the creation of the TFP brand, our founder’s philosophy is more present than ever, from the sourcing of the best products to its commitment to its customers.
A VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR
In 1945, The Furniture People was established in Mauritius. At that time it was born from the vision of our late grandfather, Mr. Ismael Maharaullee an entrepreneur who started out with very little, but possessed invaluable qualities: vision, hope for the future, perseverance and an extraordinary ability to work. Within two years, two more furniture stores were opened.
First Shop, Port-Louis, Mauritius, 1954
From left to right: Mr M. Maharaullee (Founder), Mr M. Maharaullee (CEO),
Ms T. Maharaullee (Chief Operating Officer)
During the second half of the brand’s life, the second generation entered the scene through our father, Mr. Mustapha Maharaullee. He was one of the few in the country to have a degree in Furniture Design and Manufacturing at the London School of Furniture, as well as being a certified member of the Institute of Wood Science. His expansive knowledge allowed him to understand new materials, artificial leathers and other upholstery techniques, and he applied them without hesitation. A new factory was set up in 1980 in Mauritius. A bigger and more spacious showroom was also set up, offering customers more quality pieces at competitive prices.
2004 – 2020
A bright future
In 2004, the third generation of TFP takes over the helm. After his university days, Mousheerl Maharaullee joined TFP and is now the Director of Finance and Marketing, with the support of his sister, Shaz Maharaullee, the CEO and face of TFP Australia. Strong wit and a fighting spirit define this generation, aligning new strategies to the needs and demands of an even more dynamic and competitive market. TFP has grown and the chain now has 7 stores throughout Mauritius and one in Melbourne, Australia. It all started from a garage in 2014, where Shaz was unloading the products and selling them mainly online. In 2016, the first warehouse was set up in Montmorency and we grew quickly to be able to open up a second one in 2017. At the start of 2020, we successfully established our presence online and managed to endorse the TFP brand.
From left to right: Salmah Maharaullee, Nazia Lalloo, Mustapha Maharaullee, Mac Nhung, Shaz Maharaullee
As of December 2021, we are 100% online. Why, you ask? The main reason is lower overheads. This way you get to enjoy the best furniture at the lowest of prices. Lower overheads mean greater savings allowing us to keep more pieces in stock thus no waiting time for you. 100% online also means no more wasting time visiting furniture shops and measuring around. Our online sales representative can assist you at any time of day or night, helping you find the right product quickly and getting your delivery fast.
100% money-back guarantee policy
Buying furniture online is tricky. We get you and have your back. Our 100% money-back guarantee policy eases your buying process. You can schedule an appointment to have a look and feel before delivery. Not satisfied? We give you a full refund.
Still going strong
We’ve thrived through 3 generations as leaders in the Furniture Industry. We managed to stay ahead of the game and have continuously adjusted to the ever-changing business landscape and customer demands. We thank you for being part of this journey with us and we look forward to serving you efficiently, ethically, securely, and with a smile.
As of 2023
We've moved our warehouse to a more central location at 3 Maldon Street, Broadmeadows VIC 3047, making it more accessible to the entire Melbourne area.
We can now offer you a wider range of products in stock thanks to the larger space in our new warehouse. This means you'll have more options to choose from, and we'll be able to get your orders to you even faster than before.
We also have plenty of parking and easy access to our warehouse. You can now make an appointment to come to our warehouse and personally inspect the products you want!
This change is part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the best possible service and meeting your needs because we want to ensure that when you choose us, you have the best possible experience.
Inside of our New and Bigger Warehouse