Brisbane Made showcases local designers in Paddington
A new retail shop in Paddington is singing the praises of local makers, acting as showroom for all things designed and made in Brisbane. The creation of James Talty and Kristina Decker, Brisbane Made is situated along sunny Latrobe Terrace and has rounded up a collection of local furniture guns, leather mavens and ceramic artisans to feature.
James currently shares a studio in Red Hill with another furniture maker and a blacksmith, with this new shop space acting as a retail counterpart to the makers’ studio, as well as an opportunity to exhibit the works of local designers. Alongside James’ custom wooden creations made from natural materials sourced within the region, Brisbane Made sees stools from furniture designer James Pratt of Exit Eighty Six line the store – each one pairing a solid American Oak top finished with local beeswax with powder-coated steel frames. James Pratt’s handiwork can also been seen in the coffee bar at Gramercy Espresso & Eats in Brisbane City.
Erin Lightfoot’s print-based porcelain ceramics in the form of planters, vases and dishes line tabletops, her geometric designs on minimal clay forms a contrast to painter and potter Joseph Daws’ raw and earthy bowls and cups made from local clay. Nikolas Winter-Simat’s stencil art – which you may have seen at Scout – takes pride of place on the walls, alongside impressive weavings from Rose Jensen Holm, who uses tapestry techniques to create her works, which depict a strong connection to the natural environment. In store, Paddington strollers will also find lighting designs from luxxbox’s Benjamin Breitenstein and handmade leather satchels and wallets by Raffael Lohmann. In a true collaborative spirit, the store charged signwriting wunderkind Frank + Mimi with branding the front door.
For Brisbane Made’s contact information and opening hours, check out our Stumble Guide.