You don’t have to look far to realise that Australia is a creative place and melting pot of design ideas and innovations. From the laneways of Melbourne to the top of the Kimberly (and everywhere in between) you will find makers and masters hard at work refining their skills and producing exceptional furniture, homewares and art often made from locally sourced materials. And having just celebrated Australia day, it’s the perfect time to shine a light on some of our home-grown favourites.
North - this homeware brand, founded by Interior Designer Crystal Thomas, brings together a beautiful collection of unique screen printed textiles made by indigenous communities from Northern Australia. Simple and traditional patterns are applied to silk and linen using earthy tones that represent the local landscape such as ochre and yellow contrasted with black and blue. The fabric is then further hand crafted and made into both homeware and lifestyle pieces.
JD Lee Furniture - offering a wide range of upholstered and timber furniture, lighting and homewares, JD Lee is the brainchild of Industrial Designer and Furniture Maker Jeremy, based on the New South Wales coast. Jeremy’s philosophy is to create sustainable products with honest designs that will stand the test of time due to their fine craftsmanship. I can’t go past the Finley sofa; however the whole range is one to be admired.
Ghostwares - this Melbourne based ceramics studio produces simple, yet stylish objects each made by hand. Their items range from beautifully crafted mugs and pitchers to minimal vases available in neutral tones that will complement any home. Items can be purchased online or from a selection of stockists throughout Victoria.
Salty Wings - capturing the essence of the Australian landscape using aerial drones, creators of Salty Wings, a Perth-based company specialising in unique digital imagery, Michael and Jampal explore the vast and remote coastline of Western Australia in search of the perfect image. The stunning shots highlight just how beautiful our landscape is from a bird’s eye perspective. Paper and canvas prints are available to purchase online and I guarantee you will find it hard to select just one!
Be sure to check out the PIP+COOP blog next week for Part 2 of our Australian made favourites.
Image inspo Left to Right:
Image - JD Lee Furniture (http://www.jdleefurniture.com/)
Image - Salty Wings (https://prints.saltywings.com.au/)
Image - North (http://northhome.org/)
Image - Ghostwares (https://www.ghostwares.com.au/)
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