ISSUE 30  |  Summer in the City

A Sydney-Based Design Duo—Color Included

July 23, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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Follow your heart, trust your judgment, do it with joy. That is the motto of a prolific design duo whose every folly seems somehow pitch perfect.

Sasha Titchkosky and Russel Koskela run Koskela, a Sydney-based furniture and design company whose expansive Roseberry showroom is a must-see for anyone interested in Australian modern design. Their tastes are broad, ranging from fluorescent linens and wildly striped rugs to subtle, nature-based pieces. We're very fond of the duo's satellite projects, which offer a glimpse at Koskela's impressive range: restaurant Kitchen by Mike, which shares space with the showroom, and rural hotel Dickebusch. A small sampling of the Koskela showroom range is below; online shopping to come soon.

Photography by Renee Anne, except where noted.

Above: Loom vintage rugs; prices start at AU $850.

Above: Koskela's own Jake Chair is lightweight and sturdy, available in either fluorescent or black & white powder-coated frames (note the chair's single unpainted leg); AU $440. The PBS Table comes in several variations; AU $2580.

Above: A Tili Wiru Pendant, a collaboration between Koskela and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Each shade is unique, and prices range from AU $440 to $1590.

Above: Printed Linen Cushion in pink from Melbourne-based Bonnie & Neil; AU $120.

Above: Hand carved wooden bangles by Treehorn; from AU $450.

Above: Copper Casserole Pot; AU $200. Bonnie & Neil Hand Painted Tablecloth in pink; AU $189.

Above: Loom Rugs from Turkey. Some are hand woven from threads of vintage kilim rugs, others are quilted from vintage kilim pieces.

Above: The Bamboo Cloche Light is available in three sizes and two colors–natural and black. Prices start at AU $209.

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