Carefully sourcing a range of antiques and bespoke contemporary furnishings from around the world, owners Casey Chee Soon Khik and Bryan Fitzgerald believe in going back to design’s roots. Rather than an army of mass-produced items, you’ll find vintage, handmade and one-off homewares, furniture and fabrics on display in the store. And with painted, textured, cement walls enveloping the cosy space, it won’t be long before you feel right at home.
Pick up a couple of tea towels by Melbourne label Third Drawer Down – all of which take the form of limited edition art commissions – and have them framed or made into cushion covers and pillow cases. Alternatively, of course, you could simply use them to dry the dishes!
Beautiful vintage Japanese kimono silks are also available by the roll alongside 1940s-style linens enhanced with a modern twist by Swedish textile printing house Mairo, as well as iconic printed styles from Finland’s Marimekko. Upon request, these fabrics can be fashioned into cushions, pillows, lampshades or curtains by Chee Soon & Fitzgerald’s made-to-order design services.
Other items to set your home apart include 1930s-style ceramic dinnerware by German brand Dibbern, authentic vintage oriental porcelain china and unique Trent Jansen chairs up-cycled from Sydney street signs. Delve into this 20th century treasure trove, have a chat with the owners and be inspired as art meets the everyday object.
Chee Soon & Fitzgerald is open on Monday by appointment.