Our Story

Welcome to top3 by design 

A 22 year old Australian family owned company with a passion is for design that transcends trends. Here at top3 by design, we provide timeless, exceptional creations that enhance your everyday life. To bring this commitment to life, we've set some fundamental principles that guide everything we do. Firstly, all our furniture is meticulously crafted in Europe, ensuring a standard of excellence that stands out. Equally important is our dedication to non-toxic, affordable quality across all top3 items, a promise reflected in the premium materials such as the top-grade fabrics and hides from Freifrau the Janua vintage oaks and the exceptional 30-year warranty offered by Bordbar. From accessories through to furniture and interior styling services, our mission is to assist design loving customers to buy less and buy better.

Our Philosophy: Form + Function, Sustainability, and Innovation
At top3, we've embraced a philosophy that revolves around curating design pieces that seamlessly blend form and function, uphold sustainability, and embody innovation. Our global pursuit of these exceptional items leads us to showcase them in our prestigious showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, and our accessible online store.

Authenticity is Our Hallmark
Top3 is synonymous with authentic design. Our showrooms proudly feature only original products, and our commitment to authenticity extends to our pricing strategy.

Your Best Price Guarantee
Our 'best price' policy is a testament to our commitment to fairness, both to our customers and the talented makers behind these exquisite designs.We take pride in offering the sharpest prices in the land, allowing you to secure maximum design for your budget. If you find a competitor undercutting our rates and still prefer top3, don't hesitate to reach out. We happily offer a PRICE MATCH for any genuine quote you share or a visible online price.FULL DETAILS/ EXCLUSIONS HERE OR A LINK?

Meet Our Design-Driven Team
Behind top3 is a team of motivated, design-driven individuals who live and breathe our philosophy—buy less, buy better. This ethos reflects our belief in the enduring value of well-crafted, timeless designs that make a lasting impact on your surroundings.If you would like to know more about top3 and the individuals behind it, find our founder and curator Terri Winter on Instagram.

The Company
The incorporated company behind top3 by design is MasterBuy Pty Ltd ABN 11 091 339 481 , which is wholly Australian owned and operated by Terri Winter and her husband Bernd.

Rewards by Design
We are delighted that you might join us on a journey where authentic design, unmatched quality, and fair pricing converge to transform your spaces into extraordinary reflections of your style and values. To stay connected with our customers, we have created a top3 membership program to reward loyalty, with a 5% shopping credit and free delivery of non-bulky items.

Our Design Principles

"We believe in fostering design, not stealing it, so all top3 products are 100% authentic."

Terri Winter

Founder and curator

Terri Winter is an entrepreneur, a designer, a judge on various design panels, and a host of the "Australia by design" TV show. But most importantly: she is the one that finds the unique and surprising design objects for our stores. Terri is our chief finder.
She has been bringing sustainable and innovative design from all over the world to Australia since she co-founded top3 in 2001. And to this day, she's still all hyped-up and can't wait to unpack the new products as soon as they arrive at our warehouse.
Terri focuses on design that positively impacts your happiness and the planet's wellbeing. Sustainability is an essential criteria for her curation process. Another one is originality. Terri believes in fostering design, not stealing it. And that's why all top3 products are 100% authentic.
By the way, if you have ever ordered anything online with us, you may have already had a chat with Terri. To stay in touch with customer needs, Terri at times is the one that answers chat requests through our online store. And that's because, at top3 we're not too keen on virtual colleagues. 

Terri Winter

Founder and Curator Top3 by Design,

As the co-founder, buyer and creative force behind top3 by design. Terri Winter is a wife, mother, designer and Australian entrepreneur who is fuelled by a passion to unearth the best designs on the planet and share them with a wider audience.

Entering its 19th Year, top3 is a concept born in Australia and unique to the world, top3 is about editing options, not limiting choice – reducing the excess that falls outside the top3 parameters of sustainability, quality, innovation and style. With excellence at its core, top3 ranges products that consider their impact on the planet, considering sustainability and business philosophy.

Terri believes in fostering design, not stealing it, so all top3 products are 100% authentic.

Terri believes that creative design is everywhere and works tirelessly to bring top3 fans an edited selection of the very best. She’s just like a kid on Christmas morning when new products arrive in the warehouse - spurring on the hunt for the next amazing piece to add to the top3 collection.

Terri’s eye for innovative design has made her a sought after leader and mentor in the design community. Terri has been a judge on the Australian International Design Awards for more nearly 10 years and the as well as the Design Discovery Awards in Chicago and the Spark Awards in San Francisco. Running an international award-winning business herself, Terri is passionate about the place of Awards programs for both large businesses as well as individual designers to boost recognition and understanding of their product to a wider audience.

Terri is a TV host and judge on the Channel 10 TV Series - "Australia by design - Innovation" and "Australia by Design - Interiors" where she visits some of the most extraordinary homes in the country to meet the designers and chat with them about their projects.

You can view the latest episodes here: https://www.australiabydesign.com.au/latest-episodes

Terri is married with two teenage boys (one living and studying in London) a siberian Husky named Shadow and a passion for yoga and skiing.