Ladies & Gents, This Sydney institution needs no introduction, but we'd love to give it one anyway....
Set in a huge old warehouse, in a hip-industrial part of town, packed full of Aussie designed goodness for your retail pleasure, this place is home to innovation and creation with workshops run weekly for all ages and the eatery Kitchen by Mike adjoining all the fun.
In the immortal words of Judy Davis in Wizard of OZ there's no place like (home) KOSKELA!!
/ WHO ARE YOU?
We are Koskela, an Australian furniture and homewares design business, based in Sydney. We have a 2000m2 showroom in a 100 year old factory space that also stocks the best of Australian design - everything from gardening, bathroom, kids products and of course Beach People Towels!
/ WHATS TO LOVE ABOUT THE HOOD?
We love the fact that we have this amazing old building in a part of town that no one much knew about before we came here. We have beautiful big old paperbark trees on the footpath (which our bees on the roof love) and one block away there’s all these great post-war houses with fruit trees and veggie patches which are tended by their first generation migrant owners.
/ WHERE IS YOUR BEACH?
We love Patonga where we have a beach house. It’s a sleepy little old fishing village only 1 1/2 hours from Sydney that feels like its miles away. It’s surrounded by National Park and we have a house that’s available for rent and features our furniture. It is the perfect antidote to a busy Sydney life.
/ WHATS IN YOUR STORE?
We have so many amazing products which are all either designed or designed and made in Australia -beautiful ceramic collections, great skincare and beauty products, lighting, kids products. Its very exciting to see the renaissance in Australian designed products, compared to when we started out 15 years ago.
/ WHATS INSPIRING LATELY?
It’s hard not to be inspired by the beauty that nature offers. There are so many amazing colour combinations and patterns that exist in nature.