Christian Formby was a co-founder and managing director of Habitat 1, an interior design and construction company. He left the business in February 2016 and subsequently became enmeshed in a legal dispute with the business. Habitat1 specialises in commercial, hospitality and medical projects. The company began in a garage in 2004. In 2009, the business relocated to Wembley and expanded its operations to Melbourne in 2011. Habitat 1 has supported local and worldwide charities and helped to raise $70 000 for Telethon Golfathon.