After almost four years on Gilles Street, Ensemble moved from its city digs to greener pastures in the Adelaide Hills. Owners Anny Duff of Good Studios, plant stylist Emma Sadie Thomson and Beccy Bromilow (AKA B.B. Shoemaker) now operate out of a former design studio in lush, leafy Piccadilly next to cafe Brid
The new venue mirrors the city site with a retail space out the front and working studios out the back, which double as an events space for art exhibitions, launches, pop-ups, workshops and more. Out front is the same curated selection of locally made, sustainable clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, ceramics, plants, homewares and more that Ensemble has built its name on.
The collaborative space is a strong advocate for “slow” goods, and a champion of local designers and makers who share its values. In addition to stocking Duff, Bromilow and Thomson's products, there are ceramics by Aburi and Kerryn Levy, jewellery by Anastasia Mannix, Lilly Buttrose and Olivia Kathigitis, natural deodorant by Apha Lab, art by Billie Justice Thomson, candles by Etikette and more.
The result is a beautifully calming space that captures the mood of the slow retail movement. It’s a chance for the makers to connect, or re-connect, with their clients face-to-face.