Council of Objects
Elise Short takes great pleasure in finding homes for her objects. Each one is handpicked, with an emphasis on its quality, simplicity and functionality.
Short first started Council of Objects in 2011, in response to what she felt was a gap in the market for accessible, ethically produced and locally made pieces. She hunts for objects that demonstrate great care and skill in their craftsmanship, as she believes they hold their value far longer than anything that’s mass-produced.
The store is a beautiful jumble of pastel-coloured ceramic bowls, wooden platters, hand-drawn illustrations, delicate glassware and one-of-a-kind jewellery, spread out across white shelves and large timber tables.
The store showcases the work of a number of South Australian artisans, featuring quirky, hand-built ceramics by artist Katia Carletti and a selection of pieces by duo John Quan and Kumiko Nakajima, who combine their skills as glass artist and furniture designer to create minimalist objects for the home under their joint label, MONO.
Council of Objects is the type of place where you’ll find that perfect gift, as well as a bunch of other things you never knew you needed but simply cannot walk away without.