koskela_ Our longtime favourite artist, Lisa Rodden has a fantastic new batch of artworks that we're admiring in the #koskelashowroom. The amount of care, precision and time spent is boggling, but our eyes are so happy looking at the outcome! 12h

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koskela_ It's a boy! Our beloved #QuadrantSoft and our Denim Beanbags got together and created the Denim Quadrant Softs. We're smitten with him already and can't wait until you can all meet him. He's a perfect hip denim-y number and takes after our great love of casual-cool seating. We'll share him with you in 3 denim washes starting at $1100 for the light or dark single, $1800 for the medium coloured double, and $1600 for the corner unit. Visiting hours are from 9-5 during the week and 9-4 and 10-4 on the weekends. Love, the growing Koskela family! 2d

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koskela_ Sasha and Russel, Koskela's co-directors, went to see David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country over the weekend and were both moved by this amazing film. Having spent time on Elcho Island, also in the NT where the indigenous weavers we collaborate with live, they said it is a great insight into what contemporary life is like there and how the older generation of Aboriginals feel about the current state of affairs. When it premiered in Cannes, it received a seven-minute standing ovation and Gulpilil picked up a prize for best actor. They think it is well worth everyone seeing this captivating portrait and to give you even more encouragement to see it, Koskela has some 2-for-1 tickets free for you to enjoy, so please pick one up on the desk next time you're in the #koskelashowroom. 3d

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koskela_ Join us for a sophisticated, upbeat Art Auction Gala to launch our upcoming exhibition, Compassionate Voices. Enjoy a live auction of selected pieces (by a Christie’s auctioneer!), savour vegan cuisine by @kitchenbymike, and be entertained by the humorous master of ceremonies, Dr Charlie Teo AM, and the live music. Bring your kids along; we've arranged for a animal-themed workshop for them while you enjoy the evening. Not to be missed! Thurs, August 14 / $150 / Kids $50 / Ticket link in profile 4d

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koskela_ "Shadows play a huge role in my sculpture & installation. It’s the spirit of the work, the added surprise element & what pulls at my heart strings. The shadow at times can bring me to tears as it creates it’s own ‘drawing’ of my sculpture which I could never do with such poetic lightness & graphic detail." Tracey Deep @floralsculptures chatted to us about her current exhibition, "Spirit", on display in our gallery space. Read more the shadows, the materials, and what brings her joy on our website and make sure you make time to see this #koskelaexhibitions before its conclusion on Aug 3. 6d

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koskela_ Our post-Garage Sale showroom shuffle has begun! The first area to be redesigned is #koskelajuniors, which is looking so cute with lots of great light and bright toys! (Change can be so refreshing, hey?) Find things like plush or wooden toys for infants through to science kits and young-adult novels for 12 years old and lots of things in between. 1w

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koskela_ We love being involved with artists and other creatives, which is why we dedicate a large portion of our showroom to function as a gallery space. Finding like-hearted people in different spheres makes for a wider, deeper community that we value so much. We hope you enjoy browsing the ever-changing gallery as you explore the showroom, and we are so pleased to be able to present our exhibition program for the next 6 months. We're looking forward to #koskelaexhibitions by Tracey Deep @floralsculptures (on now), Compassionate Voices, Rowena Martinich @rowenamartinich, Studio Artes @studioartes and the one and only Rachel Castle @rachelcastleandthings before the end of the year! Can't wait! 1w

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koskela_ "Hi, I'm Russel Koskela, the co-director of Koskela; my forte is furniture design. The thing I love about being a designer is the freedom to create, and I couldn't go past one of my favourite recent projects, the Lodge, for my staff pick. The Lodge was designed after working in open plan environments and wanting to feel like you could find a little lodge to escape to...a bit like a warm and cosy ski lodge in winter. You don't want something fully enclosed, a piece that makes you still feel a part of the surrounding environment with a bit of privacy. That with a pull up laptop table is a great little place to work with a piece of technology. The great thing is that the pieces come as modules and are all flexible so you can add to it and create a whole meeting setting." #koskelastaffpicks 1w

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koskela_ Well, colour us happy! Thanks so much @vogueliving for featuring us in your Milan highlights and @gourmettraveller for the 2 gorgeous full-page images and flattering inclusion in your "Best in Store" list. We're so chuffed to share the company of such great peers in both lists! #koskela #koskelashowroom #colour 1w

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koskela_ Hope everyone's had a productive, joy-filled week! If you didn't, but wish you would have, Koskela has good news: We've had a massive, busy year (in the best way) and we're expanding and growing quickly, which means we need some more talented and capable people to join our team. We're looking to hire an Assistant Accountant and a Inventory Coordinator to join our office here in Rosebery. We think our customers and followers are fantastic and often our best applicants see our career posts via social media. In fact, our newest employee saw our post on Instagram about her role. So, if you think you might fit one of these roles, or you know someone who would be perfect, we'd love you to pass the word along to apply. #koskela #hiring #Rosebery 2w

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koskela_ We were super honoured to meet with June, Di and Ivy from the Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre in the Kimberly, WA this week. The women are traveling around with Jeni, the director, researching contemporary markets and what customers are looking for in products. The centre empowers the women in their communities to use their talents to create income opportunities as well as create culturally strong & healthy life-ways. It was so rewarding for us to share our success stories with such enthusiastic, kind women about our Yuta Badayala, Tili Wiru and Durrmu collaborations and how they have not only resulted in unique, beautiful work, and what a difference it's made in the indigenous artists' quality of life and ours. We all came away feeling inspired after talking about such life-giving topics! What an honour to be included on their research tour and we can't wait to watch their success story unfold too. #followtrustdo #YutaBadayala 2w

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koskela_ More good news to chair, err...share! Our Konverse chair, a versatile range of stackable meeting or dining chairs, has also got some fancy new finish options to make sure this chair can suit any style, setting, or table. The seat is available in 4 finishes (laminate, Birch veneer, upholstered front or fully upholstered- looks great in leather!), but the metal bases are newly available in our Koskela Spring Colours from $480. From a classy leather seat on a black base through to a joyful orange upholstered front with bright base - there's so many combos possible! #KoskelaCollection 2w

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koskela_ We've got good news! One of our favourite chairs, the Jake Chair, has always had a charm and great shape that makes it a best seller from our range. But, we have been working hard at refining the manufacturing process to bring the price down and to offer a more generous seat size. The Jake Chair is now available in 425 or 480mm widths and features a turned timber leg (also available without). This contemporary take on an old school chair is available in 9 colours from $290 #KoskelaCollection 2w

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koskela_ Winter is so much better with fantastic sounding speakers to fill your indoor hours. (Who are we kidding - Summer needs great sounding tunes too.) We've been drooling over these beautifully crafted Bruns Speakers in the #koskelashowroom that have it ALL. Produced by a small group of designers in Brunswick heads, all of the speakers use Australian salvaged timbers (and Camphor Laurel - an introduced species threatening our native forests) with hand-dyed Australian leather and premium speaker parts. The craftsmanship is gorgeous. The sound is gorgeous (and super high quality) too. It uses Analog - notable for it’s warm, natural sound that will make your ears so happy. And although they look retro, they're ultra modern and versatile: blue-tooth capabilities to use with your devices and you can also use it as a guitar amp! So much to love, @bruns_acoustics! 2w

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koskela_ NEW WORKSHOP: Intro into Screen Printing with Kate Banazi. For creatives and not-as-much-creatives alike - this workshop is for all skill levels. Even if you don't print something amazing on the day, chop down your prints into abtract-motif cards to spruce up a gift, send a note to your flatmate, or add a surprise in kids' lunchboxes! all prints you make on the day will be fun to make and fun to use. @katebanazi is the best screen print teacher around, which makes this workshop is a constant sell-out. Don't miss a great chance to learn to screen print! / Sat July 26, 10.30-1.30 / $90 / Bookings: 02 9280 0999 #koskelaworkshops 2w

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koskela_ NEW WORKSHOP: Make a Plush Friend with Melbourne- based craft enthusiast, Cat Rabbit! You're always wishing you used your imagination more...now's the time! Cat will take you through the process of creating a plush toy character from a template which you can then customise yourself using felt, fabric, needle and thread. Take home your own version of this cute personality – the Beatnik Cat! (Basic sewing skills essential) // Sat 2 Aug, 10.30-3.30 / $160 / Bookings: 02 9280 0999 #koskelaworkshops 2w

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koskela_ B: Bottle Brushes, mini dish brushes, dog brushes, nail brushes, shaving brush, dish brush, lint brush, BBQ wire brush, toothbrush, Build-A-Brush....whew! Busy counting brushes, sorting the store room and scanning away today. Oh, annual stocktake! (We're closed today, as you might know, see you tomorrow with a fully-counted #koskelashowroom) Now, on to "C".... 3w

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koskela_ Hi lovelies, just wanted to let you know that koskela will be CLOSED tomorrow (Mon July 14) for annual stocktake. We'll be busy counting up items in the storeroom and tidying up and hopefully you'll be counting up all the reasons you love your new Garage Sale gems. (Psst, if you've been away from social media for the last week: Today is the last day of the #koskelasale!) See you on Tuesday! 3w

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koskela_ @insideoutmag hired our workshop space a few weeks ago and styled it with lots of things you can now take home from the #koskelasale! Highgate Sofa: $2800 (was $7137), Cushions on the sofa from $50, Talo pendants from $60 (Talo lights from $117). Fill out your space like Inside Out did with blankets + throws, planters, macrame, and a coffee table - all things you can find in the #koskelasale too! (All knitted beanbags have been sold.) Don't miss the last day of the sale: open until 4pm. 3w

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koskela_ This PBS Table is going to make someone very happy at $1000 (used to be $2500). Beautiful natural timber, square legs with white connectors - this could fit into a million interiors effortlessly. 900 x 1800mm. Now's your chance to scoop up a #madeinaustralia Koskela table! Remember today and tomorrow are the last days of the sale and we dropped the prices so you'll definitely find something you love. Sat 9-4, Sun 10-4 #koskelasale 3w

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