Our Story

Such Great Heights

We are Ryan O’Connor and Jo Fahy, an Australian couple designing for home and family.

Such Great Heights was borne from a desire to capture the imagination of our own little dreamers. We sought to handcraft enduring toys with an aesthetic that brings joy to children and adults alike. Drawing inspiration from our professional backgrounds in filmmaking, fashion design and child development, we launched our debut piece, the Wonder Tent, in 2012.

Our product range has evolved over the years as we've partnered with artisans from all corners of the globe to bring our designs to life. From American Amish woodworkers, to a non-exploitative worker owned sewing co-op in the lilac hills of North Carolina, to traditional Vietnamese weavers, and a fourth generation family of rattan craftspeople in the lush tropics of Indonesia. This culturally diverse group are all masters of their craft, and we celebrate their skills in every Such Great Heights design.

Launched in South Australia, followed by time living & working in New York. Today you will find us living by the ocean in Byron Bay. 

From our family to yours,
Ryan & Jo x