Manny Alas is a Sydney based Design Director with over 35 years of experience in joinery, furniture and construction. In the last decade, Manny has owned one of Sydney’s premium surface studios specialising in Italian tiles, natural stone, terrazzo and all species of timber flooring.
After moving back from Greece at the young age of 14, Manny started working for his family-run business Constantine Kitchens and Joinery based in Alexandria. This family- run business mainly designed and built kitchens and joinery in the Eastern Suburbs and Lower North Shore. Being a leader in the industry then has remained with Manny who has stuck to this tradition until today.
After a decade in the joinery business, Manny moved into the furniture industry. There he set up Sydney’s first Forty Winks store in Alexandria in 1995 and in Annandale in 2002. In 2004 he moved his operations to the Alexandria Homemaker Centre. With design in mind, he set up the Forty Winks Flagship Store one of Australia’s incredibly designed bedding stores, changing the way bedding stores look to what we see today.
In the early 2000s he also designed and imported furniture from overseas where he supplied most major retailers. He continued to also renovate and build homes on the side, something that he had always had a passion for.